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Celebrate Nuclear Abolition Day by contacting Secretary of State John Kerry.

Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH

San Carlos, California
Speaker Topic: Climate Change, Nuclear Weapons
Medical Specialty: Epidemiology, Pediatrics
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board; member, San Francisco-Bay Area PSR Steering Committee
School Affiliation: Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and, Pediatrics and Chief, of Division of Clinical Epidemiology, UCSF

Areas of Expertise:

  • Nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament
  • Global warming, environmental sustainability
  • Nuclear power, nuclear waste, radiation exposure

Why PSR?

PSR continues the proud tradition of physicians' advocacy to protect public health, a tradition particularly strong in pediatrics. I work with PSR because the issues are vitally important and the people I work with are inspiring.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Newman grew up in California and attended UCSC, UCSD and UC Berkeley. He now teaches clinical epidemiology, clinical research methods and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.  His is a also active in his local Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Visit Dr. Newman's website 

To request Dr. Newman as a speaker, please email or call 202-667-4260.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.


Newman TB, Kohn MA. Evidence-Based Diagnosis.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.  Dr. Newman is donating 100% of his royalties for this book to PSR.

Newman TBTaking a stand against nuclear proliferation.  Pediatrics 2008;121;e1430-e1433

Newman TBBook Review: Bernard Lown's Prescription for Survival. New England Journal of Medicine 2008; 359:1855-6