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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Robert Gould, MD

Robert M. Gould, MD graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and has worked as a Pathologist in San Jose since 1981. Since 1989, he has been President of the SF-Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and in 2003 was President of National PSR. Since 1986, Dr. Gould has been a leading member of the Peace Caucus of the American Public Health Association, for which he is current Chairperson, and in 2009 APHA awarded Dr. Gould the prestigious Sidel-Levy Peace Award. Dr. Gould has been recognized as a leading expert on the environmental and public health impacts of nuclear weapons, and has been a contributing author to chapters on health impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism in “War and Public Health” (2008) and “Terrorism and Public Health” (2002) published by Oxford University Press.

Since 1992 has been a leading member of the Environmental Committee of the Santa Clara County chapter of the California Medical Association (CMA), and through this work has authored and submitted numerous resolutions adopted by CMA as policy--including resolutions calling for preventing dioxin waste from medical facilities,  preventing human exposure to mercury, reducing the use of pesticides, protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticide exposures, replacing medical devices containing phthalates (DEHP) from Neonatal Intensive Care Units, reducing air pollution, for binding reductions in global climate change-causing gases, for the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction, and for avoiding accidental nuclear war, etc. For his work within CMA, received the Santa Clara County Medical Association’s (SCCMA) "Outstanding Contribution in Community Service" award in 2001. Dr. Gould has also been listed as one of Santa Clara County's "Top 400 Physicians" in peer-review surveys published in San Jose Magazine in 2001 through 2007.


Be a Translator of the Science, July 28, 2011