Office: Room 608A, 17 Lex., Phone: (646) 660-6240, E-mail: Joel_Brind@baruch.cuny.edu

Joel Brind, Ph.D., New York University (Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology), studies blood levels of steroid compounds as indicators and predictors of human health. His work is published in journals such as Steroids and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a consultant to the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science. His unusual versatility in subject areas, and his familiarity with both the academic and industrial worlds are a particular asset to this department. Recently he has been studying and gathering the published evidence of a link between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer.

RESEARCH

"My most important current research project - started in my sabbatical year (1992-1993) - is investigating the connection between abortion and breast cancer. It is particularly satisfying to think that my efforts not only advance basic medical knowledge, but also will help to spare many women the agony of breast cancer."

Publications 1992-Present

Brind, J. 1996.
      Trick or treat? (letter) National Review 48(3): 2.
Brind, J. 1996.
      letter re: Iron versus the greenhouse. Science News 149: 67,79.
Brind, J. Borofsky, N. Chervinsky, K. Vogelman, J.H. Orentreich, N. 1996.
      A simple, differential extraction method for the simultaneous direct radioimmunoassay of androgens and androgen glucuronides in human serum. Steroids, 61:(in press).
Brind, J. 1996.
      Spotlight on DHEA: A marker for progression of HIV infection? (editorial) J. Lab. Clin. Med. (in press).
Brind, J. 1996.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Questions and answers. National Right to Life News, (in press).
Brind, J. 1996.
      Abortion and breast cancer: New JAMA study is revealing. National Right to Life News, 2/6/96: 9.
Brind, J. 1995.
      May cause cancer. National Review, 47(24): 38-41.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Book review of "But is it true? A citizenís guide to environmental health and safety issues", by Aaron Wildavsky. National Review, 47(16) 1.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Evidence mounts: laws pass; medical media stay in denial. National Right to Life News, 11/30/95: 22.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Malignancy of ëchoiceí. National Right to Life News, 9/7/95: 5.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Making a molehill out of a mountain. National Right to Life News, 6/15/95:10.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Abortion and breast cancer: As truth reaches Clinton Administration denial turns to disinformation. National Right to Life News, 4/6/95: 24.
Brind, J. 1995.
      RU 486: Private pills, public abortions. National Right to Life News, February 22, 1995: 15.
Brind, J. 1995.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Denial digs in deeper as evidence mounts of increased incidence of breast cancer in women whoíve aborted. National Right to Life News, January 1995: 8-9.
Brind, J. 1994.
      Abortion and breast cancer: Mass media finally reveal the tip of the iceberg. National Right to Life News, Nov. 18, 1994: 18-22.
Brind, J. 1993.
      Induced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer. Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change Newsletter, 5(3): 1-8.
H. and Andres, R. Vogelman, J. Brind, L. N.,
      Long-term longitudinal measurements of plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in normal men. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 75: 1002-1004.
Levitz, M., U. Raju, J. Katz, T. H. Finlay, J. L. Brind, F. Arcuri, and L. Castagnetta. 1992.
      Esterase activity in human breast cyst fluid: Associations with steroid sulfates and cations. Steriods, 57: 485-487.
Glaser, J., J. L. Brind, J. H. Vogelman, M. J. Eisner, M. C. Dillbeck, R. K. Wallace, D. Chopra, and N. Orentreich. 1992.
      Elevated serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels in practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. J. Behav. Med., 15: 327-341.
Levitz, M., U. Raju, F. Arcuri, J. L. Brind, J. H. Vogelman, N. Orentreich, O. M. Granata, and L. Castagnetta. 1992.
      Relationship between the concentrations of estriol sulfate and estrone sulfate in human breast cyst fluid. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 75: 726-729.