Dr Steinmaus received a BS in Environmental Toxicology and a medical degree from the University of California, Davis. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, a residency in occupational and environmental medicine at UCSF, and a masters of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).
After seven years in private practice as an occupational medicine clinician, he is now an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCSF and in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCB. He is also a Public Health Medical Officer at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency. At UCB, he is the Associate Director of the Arsenic Health Effects Research Group, and has taught classes in occupational and environmental epidemiology, causal inference, risk assessment, and meta-analysis since 1999.
Dr Steinmaus’ major research interests lies in the health effects of common drinking water and occupational contaminants. He focuses on susceptible populations, including the fetus, children, pregnant women, and those with particular metabolic and genetic characteristics. He has published numerous articles and several book chapters in these areas, and is the Principal Investigator or co-investigator on NIH-funded studies on chemical exposures and cancer and lung disease in Chile, Argentina, Bangladesh, and California.