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Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH

Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH

Adjunct Clinical Professor

Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

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Dr. Adam Finkel is one of the pioneers in developing modern methods of quantitative risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis. He was the chief scientist at the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Clinton administration and later OSHA’s chief enforcement official in the Rocky Mountain states. He was a faculty member at Princeton University (policy school), Rutgers (school of public health), and Penn (law school) before coming to UM. He has written several articles recently in the public health and legal literature on the risks of CTE in football and possible public-private collaborations to reduce them.


ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, 1987

MPP, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984

AB, Harvard University, 1979