Biography of Joel Brind, Ph.D


Joel Brind, Ph.D., is a Professor of biology and endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of NY, where he has been teaching since 1986. He earned his B.S. from Yale in 1971 and his Ph.D. from NY University in 1981. His research on the connections between reproductive hormones and human disease has included breast cancer since 1982.

Since 1992 Dr. Brind has written and lectured extensively on the connection between induced abortion and breast cancer. His peer-reviewed research paper on the subject, Induced Abortion as an Independent Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis, which he wrote in collaboration with colleagues at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, appeared in the October, 1996 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and community Health, Published by the British Medical Association.

Since the Publication of this important paper, Dr. Brind has been invited to discuss this issue on news programs of the major television and radio networks, including CNN, CBS, CBC, NPR and ABC, as well as in new articles in newspapers such as the NY Times and Wall Street Journal, and magazines such as Time, Newsweek and US News and World Report. His Research has also recently been the subject of discussion in the most prominent medical journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal.

Since April 1997, Dr. Brind has been publishing the Abortion-Breast Cancer Quarterly Update

   Joel Brind's "Abortion-Breast Cancer Link" Website