Professor of Clinical Population & Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Although there may be different opinions as to the legality of war, our team shares a belief that the likely human costs are unacceptable...
The Iraqi population is far more vulnerable to the shocks of war today than at the time of the 1991 Gulf War. The population has been isolated from the outside world for 12 years and in a state of dependency on government and international aid.
International agencies are not adequately prepared to respond to the humanitarian consequences of war, especially if civilian infrastructure is attacked or disabled."
"Professor Ron Waldman Assesses Humanitarian Consequences of War in Iraq," Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Communications Department, Mar. 3, 2003
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Clinical Population & Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Director, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 20 years
Chairman, World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Group on Research in Emergencies
Chairman-Elect, International Health Section, American Public Health Association
Associate, International Health Unit, Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, Australia
Board Member, Armed Forces Epidemiology Board
Member, Save the Children Committee on Impact Measurement of Children in Crisis Programs
Board of Directors, Physicians for Human Rights
Board of Overseers, International Rescue Committee
Board of Advisors, Action Against Hunger
Editorial Board, Disasters
Editorial Board, Humanitarian Affairs Review
Editorial Board, Journal of Global Public Health
Former Technical Director, BASICS
Recipient, multiple awards, United States Public Health Service, 1979-2002