Samuel S. Epstein MD

About the Author

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is a leading authority on the causes and prevention of cancer. He is currently a professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He has published some 260 peer reviewed articles, and authored or co-authored eleven books. He has served as a  consultant to the US Senate Committee on Public Works, given Congressional testimony several times, and has sat on key federal committees including the EPA’s Health Effects Advisory Committee, and the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Occupational Carcinogens. Among his many awards, he received the Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) in 1998, the Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism from the Polish Academy of Medicine in 2005, the Dragonfly Award from Beyond Pesticides in 2007. He has made appearances on many network television shows including Sixty MinutesFace the NationMeet the Press,Good Morning America, and the Today Show.

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