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Donald Kirby Milton

Donald Kirby Milton, American Occupational and environmental health researcher. Achievements include first study to measure occupational asthma incidence in the United States; development of new method to assay for endotoxin in airsamples; first publication showing that endotoxin, instilled in animal lungs causes emphysema; description of acute exposure-response relation for endotoxin and pulmonary function among non-agricultural workers.


  • Milton, Donald Kirby was born on March 27, 1951 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Clare Leon and Chloe (DeLong) Milton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry cum laude, University Maryland, 1976. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1980. Master Occupational Health, Harvard University, 1985.

      Department of Public Health, Harvard University, 1989.


    • Resident in internal medicine Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, 1980-1982, University Hospital, Boston, 1983-1984. Clinical research fellow Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, 1982-1983. Resident in occupational medicine School Public Health Harvard University, Boston, 1984-1986, fellow occupational health School Public Health, 1986-1988.

      Research associate School Public Health, Harvard University, 1988-1990, assistant professor, 1990-1997, associate professor, 1997—2001, lecturer, 2001—2004, senior lecturer, 2004—2005, adjunct senior lecturer, since 2005. Professor University Massachusetts, Lowell, since 2005. Associate physician Brigham & Women's Hospital, since 1999.

      Bioaerosols committee American Conference Government Indiana Hygienists, Cincinnati, 1988, vice-chair, 1995-1997, chair, 1998-2001. Occupational health consultant Fallon Clinic, Worcester, Mas., since 1986.


    Member American Thoracic Society, American College Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


    • Married Diane Dolle Teichert, August 1979. Children: Alexa, Ross.
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    Born March 27, 1951
    (age 66)