Dr. Kosnett has been the ACMT Project Director/Principal Investigator for the ACMT – ATSDR Cooperative Agreements since its inception in 1999. Dr. Kosnett received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University in 1979, his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1983, and his M.P.H. degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. Dr. Kosnett is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Medical Toxicology, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine). He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is a volunteer Attending Physician at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center.
Dr. Kosnett currently serves as the Chair of the Work Group on Lead in Consumer Products of the CDC Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. He is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). He served as President of the American College of Medical Toxicology (2002-2004), and was a member of the ACMT Board of Directors for ten years. In 2003, Dr. Henry Falk presented Dr. Kosnett with the ATSDR Assistant Administrator’s Award for Special Service to ATSDR.
Dr. Kosnett has a clinical and research interest in the human toxicology of heavy metals, particularly arsenic, lead, and mercury. He currently serves on several EPA federal advisory committees pertaining to lead in air, dust, and water, and he advises the World Health Organization on the management of heavy metal poisoning using chelating agents. In addition to maintaining an active consulting practice in medical toxicology and occupational and environmental medicine, he writes and lectures extensively on heavy metal toxicology.