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Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University


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


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


Affidavit of Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (PDF), dated December 20, 2016.

Frank, AL. The Continuing Challenge of Working in Developing Countries, Collegium Ramazzini On Line Journal pp1-7, 2008.

Seaman, V, Dearwent, SM, Gable, D, et al. A multidisciplinary investigation of a polycythemia vera cancer cluster of unknown origin. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7 (3):1139-1152, 2010.

LaDou, J, Castleman, B, Frank, A, et al. The case for a global ban on asbestos. Environ. Health Perspect. 118:897-901, 2010.

Leavey, A, Frank, AL, Pinson, B, Shepherd, S, Burstyn, I. Hypothyrodism among former workers of a nuclear weapons facility. Am J Ind Med. 54:955-964, 2011

Frank, AL, Liebman, AK, Ryder, R, Weir, M, Arcury, TA. Health Care access and healthcare workforce for immigrant workers. Am J Ind. Med. 56:960-974, 2013.

Lipsman, J, Frank, AL. Attack on protections against air pollution. American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Editorial), Am J Prev Med. 41:645-647, 2011.

Frank, AL., Stein, Y., Joshi, TK. Short report of the International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Preventing Occupational Respiratory Diseases and Cancer in the Workforce” held in New Delhi, March 22-24, 2011. Eur J Oncol 16: 171-172, 2011.

Frank, AL. Why countries ban asbestos: some alternative thoughts. IJOEH 19:136, 2013.