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Rick Kreutzer, MD

Rick Kreutzer, M.D. is chief of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, which houses the Environmental Health Investigations Branch.

Dr. Kreutzer has helped develop a framework for environmental health tracking (a.k.a. surveillance); built better asthma surveillance in the State; studied exposure to molds and mycotoxins from composting, biosolids, or indoor sites with moisture; and helped create a new Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program for California. 
 
Dr. Kreutzer is principle investigator for California Breathing, the CDC sponsored program to address asthma from a public health perspective. In this capacity, he helped craft the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California and supervises Plan implementation projects. 
 
He is a reviewer for a number of environmental health journals. He is a lecturer at UC Berkeley and is on the clinical faculty at UCSF. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and epidemiological training from UCLA. Prior to coming to the Health Department, he worked as a family physician and emergency room physician.

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