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Arthur Frank, MD, PhD

Arthur Frank

Environmental and Occupational Health
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MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City of New York
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, The City University of New York Mount Sinai Medical Center
BA, Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo


Arthur L. Frank received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the City University of New York. He was trained in both internal medicine and occupational medicine and holds board certification in both fields. As a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service, he conducted research at the National Cancer Institute.

His major research activities have included the study of occupational lung diseases such as asbestosis and silicosis, occupational cancers, especially those related to asbestos exposure, and has worked in the area of agricultural safety and health.

Research Interests

  • Cancer
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Global or International Health
  • History of Public Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Justice


Select Publications:

Frank, AL. Ethics and health in the contemporary world of work. Meeting at MAMC, New Delhi, India, November 2023.

Frank, AL. Past, current and future lessons from the study of asbestos. Collegium Ramazzini Meeting, Bologna, Italy, October 2023.

Frank, AL. The global mesothelioma epidemic and control strategies in 2023. iMig 2023 Meeting, Lille, France, 2023.

Frank, AL, Mazzeo, A. Dust inside: Fighting and living with asbestos-related disasters in Brazil. Thoughts on the contribution of ethnography to understand and tackle global health disasters. Collegium Ramazzini Meeting, Carpi, Italy (virtually), 2021.

Frank, AL, Zhang, H, Xu, C, Wang, H. Neurologic effects of manganese exposure. 15th International Symposium on Metal Ions & Organic Pollutants in Biology, Medicine, and Environment. Nagpur, India 2019.

Frank, AL, Villamizar, G, Bustillo, JG. Radiographic changes in Colombian asbestos factory workers. Collegium Ramazzini Meeting, Carpi, Italy, 2019.

Frank, AL, Wickramallitake, A, Asbestos Disease in Sri Lanka, Collegium Ramazzini Meeting, 2017

Frank, AL, Wickramallitake, A, Prevalence of Asbestos-Related Disease Among Workers in Sri Lanka. Inhaled Particles XII website, 2017

Frank, AL, Overall implications for causal inferences and the public health if lung fiber burden is accepted as the gold standard. Collegium Ramazzini, Annual Ramazzini Days, 2016.

Damiran, N, Silbergeld, E, Frank, A, Oguntogos, L, Brysee, P. Exposure to airborne asbestos in thermal power plants in Mongolia. ACOH 2014.

Frank, AL, Zhang, H, Xu, C. Health effects of Manganese Exposure in Welders in Qingdao City, China. Inhaled Particles XI, 2013.

Gross-Davis, CA, Burstyn, I, Heavner, K, Klotz, J, Lycnh, A, Newschaffer, C, Santella, RM, Frank, AL. Occupational and genetic risk factors for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN): A case-control study. EPICOH, 2013.

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