Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Paul Blanc is Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has authored numerous scholarly publications on the subject of toxic exposures and illness and is author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick (2009, UC Press). Dr. Paul D. Blanc MD MSPH holds Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he has been on faculty since 1988. Board certified in internal medicine, occupational medicine and medical toxicology, he also serves Associate Medical Director, California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division. He received his BA from Goddard College (Plainfield, Vermont), where he first became interested in health and the environment. He trained at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He has authored numerous scholarly publications on the subject of toxic exposures and illness and is author of the general interest book, How Everyday Products Make People Sick (Updated and expanded edition, 2009, University of California Press).
The major goals of this project are to study the role of environmental factors in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and extrinsic alveolitis. The population attributable fraction (PAF) estimates the amount of a disease that is due to a specific factor, quantifying the burden of disease that would be prevented if that factor was eliminated.
The major goal of the project in this center award is to assess secondhand smoke exposure effects longitudinally among an older cohort with COPD. In the FLOW cohort study, we aim to elucidate how SHS exposure adversely affects patients with COPD.
1974 BA, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont
1977 MSPH, Environmental Health Sciences and Industrial Hygiene Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
1982 MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1982 - 1985 Resident, Internal and Occupational Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago
1985 - 1987 Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of California San Francisco
1987 - 1988 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel