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Steven Markowitz

Occupational and environmental medicine

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Phone: 718-670-4184

Dr. Markowitz’ research interests center on occupational and environmental disease screening and surveillance; occupational cancer; asbestos-related diseases; and the burden and costs of occupational diseases and injuries. 

Dr. Markowitz currently directs the Worker Health Protection Program, a medical screening program for former Department of Energy workers who built the nuclear weapon arsenal of the United States over the past 60 years. This program is co-sponsored by the United Steelworkers International Union and the Atomic Trades & Labor Council. This program conducts the largest early lung cancer detection project in occupational health in the country through the application of low dose helical CAT scanning. To date, over 10,000 workers who were exposed to asbestos, uranium, and other lung carcinogens have been screened for lung cancer in this program. 

Dr. Markowitz co-directs the North Shore-LIJ/Queens College World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence and monitors the health over 2,500 WTC workers and provides treatment services to WTC workers with WTC health conditions.

Dr. Markowitz is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.  He is Associate Editor with William Rom MD of a major textbook, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, (4nd Edition, Lippincott William and Wilkens, New York, 2007, 1884 pp.).  In 2000, he co-authored a landmark book, Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (University of Michigan Press). He has additionally served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Department of Energy.


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