Alice Hamilton Lecture
The Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine sponsors an annual named lectureship in honor of Dr. Alice Hamilton, the recognized founder of the modern discipline of Occupational Medicine in the US. The lecture occurs as a part of the Department of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds presentations, reaching a broad audience of internists, including physicians in training, many of whom are rarely otherwise exposed to this topic area.
The 2020 Alice Hamilton Lecture "Inside/Outside: Why an Internist Should Care About Air Pollution" was presented by Dr. John Balmes on Thursday March 12, 2020. .
Past Alice Hamilton Lectures:
2019 Lynn R. Goldman(George Washington University, Washington DC) - Climate and Health: Hurricane Maria as a Case Study
2018 Rodney Ehrlich (University of Cape Town, South Africa) - Mineworkers’ Health in South Africa – the Perfect Storm of Dust, Tuberculosis and HIV
2017 Marc Schenker (UC Davis) and Xóchitl Castañeda (UC Berkeley) - The Occupational Health of Immigrant Workers: What an Internist Needs to Know
2016 Paul Cullinan (Imperial College, London) - From Baker’s Asthma to Machinist’s Lung
2015 Caroline Tanner and Samuel M. Goldman (UCSF) – Parkinsonism at Work and in the Environment
2014 Jonathan Samet (USC) – The Risks of Breathing: Workplace & Environmental Threats to Lung Health
2013 Talmadge King (UCSF) – Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Paradigm of Occupational and Environmental Disease
2012 Kjell Toren (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Pneumonia and Occupation: A New Paradigm for Investigating the Work-relatedness of Disease
2011 Kay Kreiss (NIOSH, West Virginia) – Investigating Emerging Work-Related Diseases
2010 Benoit Nemery (Leuven, Belgium) – Outbreaks of Occupational Disease: Form the Clinic to the Factory Floor and the Laboratory
2009 Josep Anto (Barcelona, Spain) – Unusual Environmental Disease Episodes: From Causation to Precaution
2008 David Schwartz (NIEHS, North Carolina) – Genes and the Environment: What’s in it for the Internist?
2007 David Christiani (Harvard) – Byssinosis in the 21st Century
2006 Brian Schwartz (Johns Hopkins) – Chronic Occupational Disease: Evidence-Based Diagnosis
2005 Peter Spencer (University of Oregon) – Neurotoxins: New Approaches to Old Problems
2004 Gina Solomon (NRDC, San Francisco) – Why Should an Internist Care about Environmental Disease?
2003 Joel Kaufman (University of Washington) – Emerging Occupational and Environmental Disease
2002 Carrie Redlich (Yale University) – Why Internists Should Care about Occupational Disease
2001 No lecture
2000 Lee Newman (University of Colorado) – Occupational Causes of “Idiopathic” Conditions: Lessons for the Internist
1999 Patricia Buffler (UC Berkeley) – What Providers Need to Know about Occupational Health
1998 Howard Kipen (RWJ-Rutgers) – Gulf War and Related Health Syndromes: Unexplained Symptoms and Unknown Exposures
1997 Howard Hu (Harvard) – Lead Poisoning: A New Look at an Old Disease
1996 Susanna Von Essen (University of Nebraska) – Overview of Farm Health and Safety
1995 Mark Cullen (Yale University) – Occupational Medicine: Why It should Matter to an Internist
1994 Margot Becklake (McGill, Montreal) – Diseases of Life versus Diseases of Work
1993 Inaugural Alice Hamilton Lecture given by Philip Landrigan (Mt. Sinai, New York)