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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.


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.