Hal Morgenstern
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Hal Morgenstern
Hal Morgenstern
Native name
Harold M. Morgenstern
Born (1946-05-19) May 19, 1946 (age 73)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Scientific career
FieldsEpidemiology
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
ThesisThe changing association between social status and coronary heart disease in a rural population (1978)

Harold "Hal" Morgenstern is an American epidemiologist and professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Education

Morgenstern received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Master of Regional Planning in 1974 and his Ph.D. in epidemiology in 1978.[1]

Career

Morgenstern joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985 as an associate professor of epidemiology, and became a full professor there in 1991.[1] In 2003, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, originally as the Thomas Francis Jr. Chair of the Department of Epidemiology. He served in this capacity until 2008, and remains a professor of epidemiology there.[1][2]

Research

Morgenstern is known for studying possible causes of cancer. Specifically, he has researched the possible carcinogenic effects of working at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Simi Valley, California,[3][4] and recreational marijuana use, which he does not think causes cancer.[5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Hal Morgenstern CV" (PDF). University of Michigan. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Allen, Jeremy (9 April 2015). "News of polio's conquering came 60 years ago at the University of Michigan". MLive.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Cavanaugh, Kerry (12 April 2008). "Cancer cause near Santa Susana Field Lab disputed". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Marsa, Linda (18 July 2016). "Why Geographic Cancer Clusters Are Impossible to Prove". Newsweek. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Foreman, Judy (20 July 2009). "Medical marijuana science, through the smoke". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Study: Marijuana Linked To Lung Cancer". CBS Atlanta. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Mikkelson, David (11 March 2015). "Dirty Dope". Snopes. Retrieved 2016.

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