Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, MD, MPH received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1980, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in June 1982 and her Masters of Public Health from the SUNY Albany School of Public Health. She has been an active member of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) for 15 years, where she has served on many committees concerned with public health education and advocacy. She has authored and co-authored research studies in professional journals and lectured on a wide range of topics on environmental health issues such as exposure to chemical contaminants and ionizing radiation in early childhood associated with cancer later in life. She is currently a member of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the State University at Albany, and Concerned Health Professionals of New York. This is part 2 of this series.