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Quoted in Sun Sentinel
By Wells Dusenbury
“What you’ve got there is a hitter and an umpire, each of them
doing different things,” said microbiologist Dr. Dean Hart, who spent who spent 25 years as an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Quoted in USA Today About Going Back to School
By Michael Collins and David Jackson
Dean Hart, a New York City-based expert in microbiology and the transmission of viruses and diseases,
said children could all too easily become “silent spreaders” of COVID-19, and that would “almost certainly
lead to more death of the older and vulnerable.”
“We are seeing spikes across the country that in certain areas would mean the reopening of schools
would spread at a faster pace due to shared classrooms, dormitories, desks and surfaces,” Hart said.
By David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer
President Trump on Tuesday declared that K-12 schools
should move full steam ahead toward reopening in the fall
despite concerns from local leaders and education groups
about exposing students and teachers to the coronavirus…
By Elizabeth Yuko
“It mimics naturally occurring things within our body
that tell our immune response to slow down”
Check out Dr Dean Hart’s Letter to the Editor
By Jeanette Settembre
“Outside is better than inside, you get a little more oxygenation,”
Dr. Dean Hart, a New York-based microbiologist, tells FOX Business.
“The virus is delicate, it’ll live better inside, but if someone is sick or
asymptomaticthere’s still a risk of being exposed to germs in the air
or outside if, say, the wind blows even if someone is seated six feet apart.”
By Allan Smith
“The government has one mission; academics
and scholars have a very different mission,”
Dr. Dean Hart, an expert on viral transmission
and former Columbia University professor
who has run for the New York State Assembly
as a Democrat, told NBC News.
By James Crowley
“While us in science do not like to speak in absolutism,
I have never heard, ever, of a bleach bath being
recommended for the treatment of any disease,”
microbiologist Dr. Dean Hart told CBS.
By Caitlin O’Kane“While us in science do not like to speak in absolutism,I have never heard, ever,
Streaming right here on Twitter, our LIVE call-in show starts now. Microbiologist Dr. Dean Hart joins us to talk coronavirus testing and address other health-related concerns. Join the conversation using #OneNewYork or let us know your questions below https://t.co/yycoAmTG9r— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) March 25, 2020
By Dr. Dean Hart
April 06, 2020
In a matter of weeks, the United States went from a few hundred to tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases. As the virus rapidly spreads, news organizations, public officials, health care experts and providers, and average citizens drastically altered not only their opinions and priorities but their ways of life…
Dr Dean Hart, OD, has published numerous papers in scholarly peer-review scientific journals about ophthalmic and ocular conditions for opticianry, optometry and ophthalmology. He has conducted research at many scientific institutions including Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley, SUNY College of Optometry, Hofstra University and the Museum of Natural History. His discoveries were acknowledged at the Inaugural Hall of Fame Legend of the American Optometric Association (AOA) in 2012, the AOA Person of the Year for 1999 and he was awarded Achievement in Healthcare by Long Island Business News in November 2016. His research topics include electron microscopy, nutrition/diet, biochemistry, microbiology, polymer chemistry, and immunocytohistochemistry.
Dr Hart retired after a quarter century as an Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Ophthalmology. He taught medical students, residents, and fellows as Director of the Low Vision Clinic at Harlem Hospital Medical Center. Dr Hart earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry and conducted his Post-Graduate research at University of California at Berkeley.
Dr Hart is the founder of Woodbury Optical Studio and Woodbury Ophthalmic Group and the Contact Lens Research Foundation in Hicksville, NY. He is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Dr Hart ran three times for public service including New York State Assembly and knows applying sound scientific methodology to government office will yield positive results. He is an activist for transparency and anti-corruption measures who founded Long Island Citizens for Good Government.
Dr Hart is a lifelong resident of the Town of Oyster Bay growing up in Jericho and now living in Glen Head with his wife and two children. Check out his full CV for more information on Dr Hart’s scientific career.