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Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH, FACMI

Highland Park, Illinois
Speaker Topic: War & Public Health, Climate Change, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Weapons
Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine, Medical Informatics
PSR Affiliation: Former member, National Board; Past President (2012)
School Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Director of Columbia International eHealth Laboratory (CIEL)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Global warming mitigation and clean energy solutions
  • Nuclear power, nuclear waste, radiation exposure
  • Iran nuclear crisis
  • Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament
  • Nuclear war, terrorism and preparedness
  • Medical student activism
  • Global/international health
Media Experience: Television, Radio, Writing (editorials), Public Speaking

Why PSR?

I believe that organizations like PSR and IPPNW represent a unique opportunity for a group of like-minded people to focus the world’s attention on the greatest threats to our global survival. Physicians are perfectly suited to provide an alternative, positive vision for our future, and we can provide the crucial movement necessary to help guide the planet away from violence and the threat of nuclear annihilation, to a future based on mutual security, common survival and sustainable development.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kanter has been involved with PSR since 1982 when he started a chapter at UCLA. In 1985, he was appointed as the first full-time Medical Student Liaison to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Dr. Kanter is the Director of Columbia International eHealth Laboratory (CIEL), and an Asst. Prof. for Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia, as well as the former director of Health Information Systems/Medical Informatics for the Millennium Villages Project for the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has been on the PSR National Board since 2000, was President of PSR in 2012 and is IPPNW Co-Vice President for North America 2012-2014.

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

Page Updated November 28, 2016

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Spach DH, Kanter AS, Dougherty MJ, Larson AM, Coyle MR, Brenner DJ, Swaminathan B, Matar GM, Welch DF, Root RK, Stamm WE. Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana Bacteremia in Inner-City Patients with Chronic Alcoholism: New Engl J Med 332(7): 424-7, 1995

Kanter AS, Spencer DC, Steinberg, MH. Development of an HIV Clinical and Research Database for South Africa, Meth Inform Med. 36: 144-8, 1997

Kanter AS, Spencer DC, Steinberg MH, Soltysik R, Yarnold PR, Graham NM: Supplemental Vitamin B and Progression to AIDS and Death in Black South African Patients Infected with HIV. Letter. J of AIDS. 21: 251- 253, 1999

Kanter AS, Bukachi F, Johnson E. Bridging Culture and Language: IPH Search - A Pilot Global Health Informational System. Medinfo. 2001: 406.

Cole C, Kanter A, Cummens M, Vostinar S, Naeymi- Rad F. Using a Terminology Serverand Consumer Search Phrases to Help Patients Find Physicians with Particular Expertise. Medinfo, 2004: 11 (Pt 1): 492-6. San Francisco, California, September 7-11, 2004

Seebregts CJ, Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Fraser HS, Wolfe BA, Jazayeri D, Allen C, Miranda J , Baker E, Musinguzi N, Kayiwa D, Fourie C, Lesh N, Kanter A, Yiannoutsos CT, Bailey C; The OPen MRS Implementers Network Int J Med Inform. 2009 Jan 19

Kanter AS, Negin J, Olayo B, Bukachi F, Johnson E, Sachs SE. Millennium Global Village-Net: Bringing together Millennium Villages throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Med Inform. 2009 Dec: 78(12): 802-7. Epub 2009 Sep 18.

Kanter AS, Dick J, Bukachi F, Johnson E, Borland C, Dusable S, Wariero O and Sachs SE. Update on the Millennium Global Village-Net: Status and Lessons Learned. HELINA 2009, Abidjan. Cote d'lvoire, 2009

Tierney WM, Kanter AS, Fraser HSF, Bailey C. A Toolkit for eHealth Partnership in Low-Income Nations Health Affairs, Supplement 2010; 29(2): 268-273.

Ohememg-Dapaah S, Pronyk P, Akosa E, Nemser B, and Kanter AS. Combining Vital Events Registration, Verbal Autopsy and Electronic Medical Records in Rhural Ghana for Improved Health Services Delivery. MedINFO 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, Sep 2010.

Braa J, Kanter AS, Lesh N, Crichton R, Jollifee B, Saeboe J, Kossi E, Seebregts C. Comprehensive Yet Scalable Health Information Systems for Low Resource Settings: A Collaborative Effort in Sierra Leone. AMIA, Washington, DC Novemeber 2010.