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Primary Area of Expertise

Epidemiology

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. David F. Goldsmith is an experienced consultant in the medical-legal field 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 exposure problems, laundry hygiene, and in 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, Proposition 65 hearings in California, and at numerous deposition and trial appearances for both plaintiff and defense law firms. 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 and Connecticut.

His areas of expertise include:
* Occupational/Environmental Epidemiology, including veterans' disability appeals
* Urogynecological Mesh, including male mesh
* Health Hazards of Silica, including Silicosis, Lung Cancer, and Auto-Immune Diseases
* Histoplasmosis and Other Respiratory Diseases
* Environmental and Community Fracking Sand Emissions
* World Trade Center Exposures and Health Risks
* Mothers' Drug Use and Birth Defects
* Many Industrial Cancer Risks, Including Solvents, Diesel Exhaust, Wood Dusts, Pesticides, Welding Fumes, Benzene, 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 & Hygiene Assessment

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 1986. 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.

Education & Licenses

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