THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 21, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID MICHAELS TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The President today announced his intent to nominate David Michaels to serve as Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health at the Department of Energy.
Dr. David Michaels, of New York, New York, has been a Professor at The City University of New York Medical School, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine since 1990. Dr. Michaels served as Acting Chairperson of the Department in 1992 and, again from 1996 to 1997. From 1977 to 1990, Dr. Michaels worked at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine. Dr. Michaels received the Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award from the American Public Health Association, the World Health Organization Travel Fellowship, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship.
Dr. Michaels obtained his B.A. in History, cum laude, from The City College of New York, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.
The Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health at the Department of Energy is responsible for ensuring conformance of all applicable environmental laws and regulations so as to protect the health and safety of workers and the public as well as assuring that national environmental protection goals are incorporated into the formulation and implementation of energy programs. The incumbent is responsible for developing policy options for the Department on the effects of national environmental policy, U.S. energy industries, and energy supply and demand. The Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health acts as an advocate and spokesman for the Department's positions on environmental, safety, and quality assurance issues and represents the Department on interagency, national and international environmental and safety committees and working groups.