Robert M. Goldberg, PhD

Robert Goldberg is Vice President and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (, a nonprofit organization that advocates for consumer access to medical innovation, better health information, and personalized healthcare. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Goldberg has dedicated himself to improving the health of Americans and promoting medical innovation. He was involved in the first study demonstrating that restrictions on access to drugs actually drove up medical spending and compromised health. He helped The Children's Health Fund establish its Childhood Asthma Initiative in the South Bronx to improve the management of chronic asthma for thousands of medically underserved children and families. His article on how environmental laws would deprive millions of Americans of generic asthma inhalers led the government to drop its effort to eliminate the insignificant amount of CFC from such products.

Prior to founding CMPI, Goldberg was Director of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress and Chairman of its 21st Century FDA Task Force that examined the impact of the FDA's Critical Path Initiative on drug development and personalized medicine. He is the author of Tabloid Medicine: How the Internet Is Being Used to Hijack Medical Science For Fear and Profit. (Kaplan, 2011)

Dr. Goldberg received his PhD in Politics from Brandeis University in 1984 and is a devoted Yankees fan and father of two grown children: Sara and Zach.

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