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Amster, Eric

Eric Amster (University of Haifa) – Public Health and Emergency Medicine

Eric Amster is a physician specializing in occupational and environmental medicine and is an epidemiology researcher.  He studied biology and medicine at the University of California Berkeley and Davis, and holds a graduate degree and post-doc in public health from the Harvard School Public Health.  He has been involved in emergency management of disaster relief following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, studied the health effects of emergency workers following the September 11th disaster in NY and the Carmel Forest fire in Israel.   Dr. Amster came to Israel on a two year Fulbright Scholar grant from the U.S. Department of State.  Since coming to Israel he has been an instructor at the Hebrew University and Technion Faculties of Medicine and is currently head of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Haifa, School of Public Health. His research focuses on exposure assessment and health effects from exposure to industrial pollutants and exposures from environmental and occupational disasters.