The Program provides for development as an independent biomedical epidemiologic researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine under the supervision of Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.S., D.I.H., the Director of the Environmental and Occupational Medicine Division of the Department of Community Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Both research and teaching skills will be developed by the program; at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the latter is essentially an extension of the former. The planned research program is structured along three """"""""axes"""""""": 1. Design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic observational studies, including follow-up and analysis of approximately 35 occupational cohorts initially enumerated by Irving J. Selikoff, M.D., Dr. Landrigan's predecessor, as well as other occupational and environmental exposures identified either through the Mount Sinai Environmental Medicine/Occupational Health Clinic or by other means; 2. Analyses of vital statistics, including analyses of trends in mortality, geographic differences in mortality, etc.; and 3. Development, conduct, and analysis of morbidity surveys, either local, regional, or national (through collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics) Interim evaluation of the program will occur annually and a final evaluation at the conclusion of the proposed program. Evaluation will consist of review by the Multidisciplinary Oversight Committee at Mount Sinai. The proposed program will prepare Dr. Lilienfeld for a career in environmental epidemiologic research either in an academic medical center, such as the Mount Sinai Medical Center, or a public health agency, such as the New York State Department of Health.

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Lilienfeld, D E; Baxter, J; Sprafka, J M (1993) Prevalence of aortic aneurysms in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 1979-84. Public Health Rep 108:506-10
Lilienfeld, D E; Jacobson, M; Godbold, J H (1992) No association between serum cholesterol and growth in preadolescent American children. Am J Prev Med 8:96-9
Lilienfeld, D E; Sprafka, J M; Pham, D L et al. (1992) Morbidity from congestive and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area: 1979-1984. Cardiology 80:71-6
Lilienfeld, D E (1991) Asbestos-associated pleural mesothelioma in school teachers: a discussion of four cases. Ann N Y Acad Sci 643:454-58
Lilienfeld, D E; Sprafka, J M; Pham, D L et al. (1991) Parkinson's and motoneuron disease morbidity in the Twin Cities metropolitan area: 1979-1984. Neuroepidemiology 10:112-6
Lilienfeld, D E (1991) The silence: the asbestos industry and early occupational cancer research--a case study. Am J Public Health 81:791-800
Lilienfeld, D E; Chan, E; Ehland, J et al. (1990) Two decades of increasing mortality from Parkinson's disease among the US elderly. Arch Neurol 47:731-4
Lilienfeld, D E; Sekkor, D; Simpson, S et al. (1990) Parkinsonism death rates by race, sex and geography: a 1980s update. Neuroepidemiology 9:243-7
Soskolne, C L; Wong, A W; Lilienfeld, D E (1990) Trends in pulmonary embolism death rates for Canada and the United States, 1962-87. CMAJ 142:321-4
Lilienfeld, D E; Chan, E; Ehland, J et al. (1990) Mortality from pulmonary embolism in the United States: 1962 to 1984. Chest 98:1067-72

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