Dean for Global Health and Professor, Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)
Philip Landrigan is dean for global health and a professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, where he’s been on the faculty since 1985. A longtime renowned leader in environmental medicine, his studies of lead poisoning contributed to the US government decision to remove lead from paint and gasoline. A study he led at the National Academy of Sciences defined children’s susceptibilities to toxic chemicals and catalyzed revamping of US pesticide law. Landrigan guided EPA in establishing the Office of Children’s Health Protection and directed medical and epidemiologic follow-up of 20,000 9/11 rescue workers. He co-authored Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know.