Inge Goldstein

Inge Goldstein

Inge Goldstein

Special Lecturer


722 W. 168th St. Room 805
New York NY u.s. 10032


Dr. Inge Goldstein's interests are in environmental epidemiology, particularly respiratory disease, asthma, and cancer. Her additional focus concerns the problem of explaining science to a lay audience, and she has co-authored four books in this area.

Other Affiliations

Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy 1998
Visiting Professor, Department of Public Health, University of London, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
Fogarty Senior International Fellow, Eastern Europe, 1993-1997
Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
Advisory Committee on Epidemiology: Asthma and Air Pollutants, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council

Honors & Awards

Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, 1998
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, to write book on environmental health hazards.

Select Urban Health Activities

Endotoxin, Obesity, and Asthma in New York City Head Start: Co-principal investigator: epidemiologic investigation of variety of environmental and life-style risk factors for asthma in young children.
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health: The research project on asthma is charting possible links between signs of asthma in very young children and exposure to allergens and pollutants in their homes and outdoor environment, and also investigating the possibility that inadequate nutrition increases the risk of asthma, by recruiting over 700 pregnant, nonsmoking women (and when born, their babies) living in low-income neighborhoods in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx to participate in this study. Children will be followed through age 8.
NYC neighborhood asthma Study: Compare environmental exposures in high Asthma incidence neighborhoods and low Asthma neighborhoods in children enrolled in H.I.P (health Insurance Plan)

Select Global Activities

Fogarty International Fellowship, NIH: Research on efffect of air pollution on respiratory diseases in Eastern Europe.
Visiting Professor, University of London: Research on identification and understanding causes of asthma epidemics.
, Israel: Visiting Scientist at Weizmann Institute, Israel, research on application of time series statistical techniques to asthma attacks and exacerbations.

Select Publications

Goldstein, I, PerZanow2ski, M.S., Lendor, C., Garfinkel, R., Hoepner, L.A., Chew, G.L., Perera, F.P., Miller, R.L. Prevalence of Allergy Symptoms and Total IgE in a New York City Cohort and Their Association with Birth Order Archives of Allergy and Immunology 137 249-257 2005
Kinney PL, Northridge ME, Chew G, Gronning E, Goldstein IF. On the front lines: an environmental asthma intervention. Am J Pub Hlth 2 2002
White M, Etzel R, Goldstein IF. A re-examination of epidemic asthma in New Orleans in relation to the presence of soy at the harbor. Am J Epidemiol 154 432-438 1997
Peters A, Goldstein IF, Beyer U, Franke K, Heinrich J, Dockery DW, Spengler J, Wichmann HE. Acute effects of exposure to high levels of air pollutants in Eastern Europe. Am J Epidemiol 144 570-581 1996
Goldstein IF, Andrews LR, Hartel D. 53. Assessment of human exposure to nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and respirable particulates in New York inner-city residences. 22;10:2127, 1988. Atmospheric Environment 22 2127-2135 1988
Goldstein IF, Reed CE, Swanson MC. Aeroallergens in New York inner-city apartments. , Vol 2:763-767, 1987. Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Indoor Air quality and Climate, Berlin 2 763-767 1987
Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein How Much Risk? A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards Oxford University Press New York, NY 2002
Martin Goldstein and Inge F. Goldstein The Refrigerator and the Universe: Understanding the Laws of Energy Harvard University Press Cambridge, MA 1995
Martin Goldstein and Inge F. Goldstein How We Know;An Exploration of the Scientific Process Plenum Publishing Corp New York, NY 1978
Martin Goldstein and Inge F. Goldstein The Experience of Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach Plenum Publishing Corp. New York, NY 1984

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