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Alfred Franzblau

Alfred Franzblau

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Professor of Occupational Medicine, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School and Associate Research Scientist, Center for Ergonomics, College of Engineering
Public Health » Environmental Health Sciences
Following advanced study in mathematics at Stanford University, Dr. Franzblau graduated from the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington, and had advanced training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1989.  He also holds academic appointments at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and College of Engineering.  He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive/Occupational Medicine.  His professional activities have included teaching, research, and the clinical practice of occupational and environmental medicine.  Research interests include work-related musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and osteoarthritis), chemical exposures (e.g., dioxins and metals in the workplace and the general environment), occupational and environmental lung disease (e.g., pneumoconioses, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis) and radiological techniques for their screening and evaluation.  From 2003-2006 he co-chaired the Health IRB at the University of Michigan, and from 2001-2009 he served as a scientific advisor to the UAW-GM National Joint Committee for Health and Safety.  He has been a member of the USEPA Science Advisory Board Exposure and Human Health Committee, and he has served as a reviewer for numerous journals, government agencies and the Institute of Medicine.  From January, 2011, until May, 2013 he served as Associate Dean for Research of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  He then served as Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs for the University of Michigan from May 2013 through December 2015.  

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