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Robert Steinbrook, MD


Dr. Robert Steinbrook (he/him) joined Public Citizen as the Health Research Group Director in May 2023. He is available to discuss drug and medical device safety, conflict of interest in medicine and health care, medical journals, health care policy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal health agencies, and the protection of human research subjects.

Dr. Steinbrook is Professor Adjunct of Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Among prior positions, he has been Editor at Large and Online Editor at JAMA Internal Medicine, Deputy Editor and National Correspondent at the New England Journal of Medicine, and a Medical Writer at the Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.