Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., D. Path., D.T.M&H, Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is an internationally recognized authority on the causes and prevention of cancer, the toxic and carcinogenic effects of environmental pollutants, and of ingredients and contaminants in consumer products—food, cosmetics and toiletries, and related public policy concerns. He has published some 270 peer-reviewed scientific articles and authored or co-authored 15 books.
Epstein has served as consultant to the U.S. Congress and as a member of the EPA. He has also presented to the United Nations. Epstein has been awarded numerous honors, including the 1998 Right Livelihood Award for International Contributions to Cancer Prevention, and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism and for International Contributions to Cancer Prevention. Epstein has appeared on major national TV programs including “60 Minutes,” “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show and documentaries, including the 2004 prize-winning “The Corporation.”