News from CREAL
Prof David Savitz has accepted to replace Prof Jon Samet as Chair of CREAL Advisory Committee. Dr Savitz was appointed as a CREAL SAC member in 2012. We are extremely grateful to Prof Savitz for having accepted and look forward to collaborate with him.
David A. Savitz is Vice President for Research at Brown University. He is a senior member of the University's academic administration and the primary advocate for research. He came to the Office of Vice President for Research in September 2013 from Brown’s School of Public Health, where he is Professor of Epidemiology, with a joint appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Alpert Medical School. He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (where he was Chair of Epidemiology), and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh.
His epidemiological research has addressed a wide range of many important public health issues including hazards in the workplace, the environmental effects of energy development, childhood obesity, pesticides and breast cancer, pregnancy health risks from environmental exposures, drinking water safety, and ethnicity and birth outcomes.
Dr. Savitz has leaded 29 doctoral dissertations and 15 master’s theses. He is the author of nearly 350 papers in professional journals and editor or author of three books on environmental epidemiology. He has served as editor at the American Journal of Epidemiology and as a member of the Epidemiology and Disease Control-1 study section of the National Institutes of Health and currently is an editor at Epidemiology. He was President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and North American Regional Councilor for the International Epidemiological Association. Dr. Savitz is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.