Dr. Goldman is  the Principal Investigator of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (WSPEHSU). He received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Houston (1987). He trained in Preventive Medicine and earned a Masters of Public Health in Environmental Health Science from the University of California, Berkeley (1993). He is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the departments of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and Neurology, and is a Staff Physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Goldman has published extensively on the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors. Among these are pesticides, solvents, smoking and traumatic brain injury, and the interaction of these risk factors with genetic susceptibility factors.