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    Gina Solomon, MD, MPH

    TitleClinical Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
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      Harvard UniversityMPHSchool of Public Health1994
      Yale UniversityM.D.School of Medicine1991
      Brown UniversityBA1986
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      Teratology Society2016James G. Wilson Publication Award
      UCSF2015Essential Core Teaching Award (Elective)
      UCSF2015Faculty Sustainability Award
      American Public Health Association2012Damu Smith Environmental Achievement Award
      Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing2009Recognition Award
      Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice2007Certificate of Appreciation
      American Lung Association of the Bay Area2004Clean Air Award for Research
      The Breast Cancer Fund2002Environmental Heroes Award
      American Medical Writers Association2000Will Solimene Award in Medical Writing
      California Safe Schools2004Certificate of Appreciation
      Rhode Island Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa1986Phi Beta Kappa
      The Green Guide2004Ten Women's Health Pioneers

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      Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H. is the Deputy Secretary for Science and Health at the California Environmental Protection Agency. She has been on the faculty in the division of occupational and environmental medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) since 1997, where she still holds the title of clinical professor of health sciences. Dr. Solomon served as the director of the occupational and environmental medicine residency program at UCSF from 2008-2012, the associate director of the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit from 2003-2009, and as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) from 1996-2012. She serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She has authored about 50 peer-reviewed articles, a book, numerous reports, and chapters in several textbooks. Dr. Solomon’s work has encompassed the health effects diesel exhaust, endocrine disrupting chemicals, pesticides, environmental contaminants in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the health implications of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, refinery safety, and the health effects of climate change. Dr. Solomon received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, a doctorate of medicine from the Yale University School of Medicine, and a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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      Environmental health, occupational medicine, climate change, air pollution, drinking water safety, toxicology, risk assessment, pesticides, toxic chemicals, lead, mercury, emergency response

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      1. Pham N, Iyer S, Hackett E, Lock BH, Sandy M, Zeise L, Solomon G, Marty M. Using ToxCast to Explore Chemical Activities and Hazard Traits: A Case Study With Ortho-Phthalates. Toxicol Sci. 2016 Jun; 151(2):286-301. PMID: 26969370.
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      2. Solomon GM, Morello-Frosch R, Zeise L, Faust JB. Cumulative Environmental Impacts: Science and Policy to Protect Communities. Annu Rev Public Health. 2016 Mar 18; 37:83-96. PMID: 26735429.
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      3. Schwarzman MR, Ackerman JM, Dairkee SH, Fenton SE, Johnson D, Navarro KM, Osborne G, Rudel RA, Solomon GM, Zeise L, Janssen S. Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk: A Case Study for Chemical Safety Evaluation. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Dec; 123(12):1255-64. PMID: 26032647.
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      4. Silva M, Pham N, Lewis C, Iyer S, Kwok E, Solomon G, Zeise L. A Comparison of ToxCast Test Results with In Vivo and Other In Vitro Endpoints for Neuro, Endocrine, and Developmental Toxicities: A Case Study Using Endosulfan and Methidathion. Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol. 2015 Apr; 104(2):71-89. PMID: 26017137.
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      5. Knowlton K, Rotkin-Ellman M, Geballe L, Max W, Solomon GM. Six climate change-related events in the United States accounted for about $14 billion in lost lives and health costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Nov; 30(11):2167-76. PMID: 22068410.
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      6. Rotkin-Ellman M, Wong KK, Solomon GM. Seafood contamination after the BP Gulf oil spill and risks to vulnerable populations: a critique of the FDA risk assessment. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Feb; 120(2):157-61. PMID: 21990339; PMCID: PMC3279436.
      7. Rotkin-Ellman M, Navarro KM, Solomon GM. Gulf oil spill air quality monitoring: lessons learned to improve emergency response. Environ Sci Technol. 2010 Nov 15; 44(22):8365-6. PMID: 20964292.
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      8. Solomon GM, Janssen S. Health effects of the Gulf oil spill. JAMA. 2010 Sep 8; 304(10):1118-9. PMID: 20713544.
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      9. Krewski D, Acosta D, Andersen M, Anderson H, Bailar JC, Boekelheide K, Brent R, Charnley G, Cheung VG, Green S, Kelsey KT, Kerkvliet NI, Li AA, McCray L, Meyer O, Patterson RD, Pennie W, Scala RA, Solomon GM, Stephens M, Yager J, Zeise L. Toxicity testing in the 21st century: a vision and a strategy. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2010 Feb; 13(2-4):51-138. PMID: 20574894; PMCID: PMC4410863.
      10. Solomon GM, Kirkhorn SR. Physicians' duty to be aware of and report environmental toxins. Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11(6):434-42. PMID: 23199352.
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      11. Woodruff TJ, Zeise L, Axelrad DA, Guyton KZ, Janssen S, Miller M, Miller GG, Schwartz JM, Alexeeff G, Anderson H, Birnbaum L, Bois F, Cogliano VJ, Crofton K, Euling SY, Foster PM, Germolec DR, Gray E, Hattis DB, Kyle AD, Luebke RW, Luster MI, Portier C, Rice DC, Solomon G, Vandenberg J, Zoeller RT. Meeting report: moving upstream-evaluating adverse upstream end points for improved risk assessment and decision-making. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Nov; 116(11):1568-75. PMID: 19057713; PMCID: PMC2592280.
      12. Humphreys EH, Janssen S, Heil A, Hiatt P, Solomon G, Miller MD. Outcomes of the California ban on pharmaceutical lindane: clinical and ecologic impacts. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Mar; 116(3):297-302. PMID: 18335094; PMCID: PMC2265033.
      13. Karr CJ, Solomon GM, Brock-Utne AC. Health effects of common home, lawn, and garden pesticides. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Feb; 54(1):63-80, viii. PMID: 17306684.
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      14. Thundiyil JG, Solomon GM, Miller MD. Transgenerational exposures: persistent chemical pollutants in the environment and breast milk. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Feb; 54(1):81-101, ix. PMID: 17306685.
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      15. Solomon GM, Hjelmroos-Koski M, Rotkin-Ellman M, Hammond SK. Airborne mold and endotoxin concentrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, after flooding, October through November 2005. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Sep; 114(9):1381-6. PMID: 16966092; PMCID: PMC1570051.
      16. McDaniel PA, Solomon G, Malone RE. The tobacco industry and pesticide regulations: case studies from tobacco industry archives. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Dec; 113(12):1659-65. PMID: 16330343; PMCID: PMC1314901.
      17. McDaniel PA, Solomon G, Malone RE. The ethics of industry experimentation using employees: the case of taste-testing pesticide-treated tobacco. Am J Public Health. 2006 Jan; 96(1):37-46. PMID: 16317198; PMCID: PMC1470440.
      18. Miller M, Solomon G. Environmental risk communication for the clinician. Pediatrics. 2003 Jul; 112(1 Pt 2):211-7. PMID: 12837913.
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      19. Solomon GM, Huddle AM. Low levels of persistent organic pollutants raise concerns for future generations. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2002 Nov; 56(11):826-7. PMID: 12388571; PMCID: PMC1732049.
      20. Solomon GM, Weiss PM. Chemical contaminants in breast milk: time trends and regional variability. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Jun; 110(6):A339-47. PMID: 12055065; PMCID: PMC1240888.
      21. Pandya RJ, Solomon G, Kinner A, Balmes JR. Diesel exhaust and asthma: hypotheses and molecular mechanisms of action. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Feb; 110 Suppl 1:103-12. PMID: 11834468; PMCID: PMC1241152.
      22. Solomon GM, Schettler T. Environment and health: 6. Endocrine disruption and potential human health implications. CMAJ. 2000 Nov 28; 163(11):1471-6. PMID: 11192656; PMCID: PMC80418.
      23. Milton DK, Solomon GM, Rosiello RA, Herrick RF. Risk and incidence of asthma attributable to occupational exposure among HMO members. Am J Ind Med. 1998 Jan; 33(1):1-10. PMID: 9408523.
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      24. Solomon GM. Reproductive toxins: a growing concern at work and in the community. J Occup Environ Med. 1997 Feb; 39(2):105-7. PMID: 9048315.
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      25. Solomon GM, Huddle AM, Silbergeld EK, Herman J. Manganese in gasoline:. New Solut. 1997 Jan 1; 7(2):17-25. PMID: 22910009.
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      26. Solomon GM, Morse EP, Garbo MJ, Milton DK. Stillbirth after occupational exposure to N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. A case report and review of the literature. J Occup Environ Med. 1996 Jul; 38(7):705-13. PMID: 8823662.
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