Francisco José Roma Paumgartten, MD, PhD

National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Francisco Paumgartten is a full professor (Toxicology and Environmental Health) at the National School of Public Health (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - FIOCRUZ, Ministry of Health - Brazil). Prof Paumgartten studied Medicine (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1974), Psychiatry (specialization at the Universty of State of Rio de Janeiro, 1978), and earned his PhD degree in Pharmacology (Psychopharmacology) at Paulista School of Medicine (Federal University of São Paulo, 1983). He had a post-doc training in Toxicology at the Institute of Embryopharmacology and Toxicology (Freie Universitaet Berlin, 1989). Prof. Paumgartten also served as an Editorial board member of the Journal of Environmental Science and Health – Part A (1999-2000) and Reproductive Toxicology (2000-2009). Currently, Prof Paumgartten is the leader of a research group on Environmental Health and Toxicology, head of the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology at FIOCRUZ, and a member of the Technical Chamber of Medicines (CATEME) of the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA). He has published over 150 papers in scientific journals most of which in the areas of public health, chemical and drug safety, reproductive and developmental toxicology, genetic toxicology, xenobiotic metabolism and toxicokinetics.