Air Date: 12-5-2008 | Episode: 105
Ronald E. Gots, M.D., Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer of the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine and the Chief Science Officer of Building Health Sciences in Rockville, Maryland…
Ronald E. Gots, M.D., Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer of the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine and the Chief Science Officer of Building Health Sciences in Rockville, Maryland. He received his A.B. in chemistry and his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Since 1975, he has devoted his professional activities to solving clients problems in environmental medicine, toxicology, causation analysis, and risk communication. Dr. Gots has focused on the scientific methods for assessing causation of diseases allegedly associated with chemical and biological agents. He has assisted hundreds of clients in analysis, strategy and testimony in chemical and mold injury claims, regulatory matters, mass tort claims, environmental and workplace exposure issues, and risk communication. He has provided medical oversight for chemically-exposed and mold-exposed individuals and has overseen numerous mold remediation projects. Dr. Gots has chaired two international symposia on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: The State of The Science. He sat on a committee convened by the International Programme on Chemical Safety (UNEP-ILO-WHO) to evaluate the chemical sensitivity issue. He is the author of six books, chapters in six books and more than 70 articles on biochemistry, toxicology, mold and mold toxins in insurance and legal literature. Recent book chapters include: Toxic Risks: Science, Regulation, and Perception; Risk Analysis and Communication in Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology, and Applying Principles of Science to Daubert Motions in Toxic Tort Claims in 2000 Wiley Expert Witness Update. His most recent books are Chemical Sensitivity: The Truth About Environmental Illness and Keeping Buildings Healthy.