Arthur Reingold

Arthur Reingold

Professor of Public Health, Division Head of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Research Expertise and Interest
public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics
Research Description

research interests include: opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, interrelationship between tuberculosis and AIDS in developing countries, emerging and re-emerging infections in the United States and in developing countries, and vaccine preventable diseases in the U.S. and in developing countries.

In the News

November 10, 2011

Wood smoke from cooking fires linked to pneumonia, cognitive impacts

UC Berkeley-led researchers have found a dramatic one-third reduction in severe pneumonia diagnoses among children in homes with smoke-reducing chimneys on their cookstoves. Reducing wood smoke could have a major impact on the burden of pneumonia, the leading cause of child mortality in the world, the researchers said. A separate pilot study also found a link between prenatal maternal exposure to woodsmoke and poorer performance in markers for IQ among school-aged children.

March 18, 2011

Echoes of Mengele and Tuskegee, this time in Guatemala

Medical historian Susan Reverby, who first revealed postwar U.S. government medical experiments on Guatemalan prisoners and mental patients, said the story “fits the trope of a grade-B horror move.” But she warned a Berkeley audience that it’s “too easy” to distance ourselves from those who conducted the research.