Dr. David Carpenter: Academic Freedom in Public Health

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Dr. David Carpenter, a long tenured professor and the founding Dean of the University at Albany’s School of Public Health, had been forbidden from teaching and barred from coming to campus by university administrators on the grounds that he was the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Dr. Carpenter and PEER were concerned that the ongoing investigation was prompted by information requests by a law firm acting on behalf of a chemical company, Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. Dr. Carpenter’s longtime public interest work and testimony in numerous lawsuits aiming to impose restrictions on human exposure to harmful chemicals and to compensate the injured have drawn the ire of the chemical industry.

Watch the video to hear Dr. Carpenter’s story of corporate influence in academia and his own vindication.


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