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Roots of Terrorism


Dr. Goldman examines the ideological and psychological roots of terrorism and also describes ways in which terrorist movements may be weakened.


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Topic 1: Roots of Terrorism

  • Part 1: An Exploration
  • Part 2: Prevention


Lynn GoldmanIn addition to being both a pediatrician and an epidemiologist, Lynn Goldman is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where her areas of focus are environmental health policy and children's environmental health. Her appointment is in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

In 1993, Dr. Goldman was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS). For more than five years, she served in that position, where she was responsible for the nation's pesticide, toxic substances and pollution prevention laws. Before joining the EPA, Dr. Goldman served in several positions at the California Department of Health Services, most recently as head of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control. She has conducted public health investigations on pesticides, childhood lead poisoning and other environmental hazards. Dr. Goldman has a BS in Conservation of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed pediatric training at Children's Hospital, Oakland, California.

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