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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.

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

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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