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Epidemiology

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. David F. Goldsmith is an experienced consultant providing epidemiology services as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defense attorneys. He is an expert in general causation assessment, asbestos and silica dust exposures, hospital laundry hygiene, firefighter exposures, male and female mesh, hazardous military exposures, pesticides, PFAS, Covid-19, and railroad litigation.

He has been qualified as an occupational and environmental health expert in proceedings before both federal and state courts. Dr. Goldsmith has testified at Daubert hearings, California Proposition 65 hearings, and at numerous deposition and trial appearances. He has worked for clients in: California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, West Virginia, New York, Virginia, Montana, Nebraska, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He has overseas medical/legal consulting experience.

His areas of expertise include:
* Occupational/Environmental Epidemiology, including Veterans' Disability Appeals
* Urogynecological Mesh, including Male Mesh
* Health Hazards of Silica, including Silicosis and Lung Cancer, and Auto-Immune Diseases
* Histoplasmosis, Coal Workers, and Other Respiratory Diseases
* Environmental and Community Fracking Sand Emissions
* World Trade Center Exposures and Chronic Health Risks
* Mothers' Drug Use and Birth Defects
* Many Workplace Cancer Risks, Including Solvents, Diesel Exhaust, Wood Dusts, Pesticides, Welding Fumes, Benzene, Crude Oil Clean-up, Spray Paints, and Agent Orange
* Firefighting and Cancer Causation
* Naturally-Occurring Asbestos, Lead, and Asbestos Sampling and Abatement in Construction.
* Interaction of Smoking and Workplace Hazards
* Railroad Exposures and FELA Rules
* Industrial Laundry & Mold Hygiene Assessment
* PFAS/PFOS, Epidemiology & Polices
* Covid-19 Workers Compensation

Dr. Goldsmith was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) panel assessing the carcinogenicity of silica. In 2006, he was Chair of a peer-reviewed panel on asbestos remediation methods for the U.S. EPA. In 2014, he was a Fulbright Fellow of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and in 2017 was a Fulbright Specialist at Ateneo de Manila University in Philippines. He is the Principal Epidemiologist for the Railroad Union Health study since 2016. He is past president of Workplace Health Without Borders - US Branch. Currently he is president of Fulbright Association National Capital Area Chapter.

Education & Licenses

MSPH, PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill