Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, MD, PhD



Dr. Golomb is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She two decades of experience as a primary care physician, and has served as a Health Consultant at RAND. Her background includes a BS in physics, summa cum laude, an MD and PhD at UC San Diego (during which time she gave vaulting lesson to Francis Crick); a postdoctoral fellowship in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute, a Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholarship at RAND/UCLA and recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award. Her interests include: research methods and inference from evidence; the balance of treatment risks and benefits and the relationship of oxidative stress and mitochondrial function to health, behavior, illness, environmental injury, medication effects, nutrition and aging. She is best known for her work on Gulf War Illness, statins, placebos---and chocolate. Her work has been featured many times in such venues as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Economist---as well as Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.