Director of the Division of Epidemiology for Washoe County District Health Department in Nevada
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"In an average year in the brothels, we might see, statewide, a dozen or two dozen cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia combined, and we have seen no syphilis cases at all in several years. That’s not really very much, since each working girl can expect five or six parties a day – much more sex than the average female would be having, so her risk of exposure is much greater. Moreover, 99 percent of the time, a legal prostitute likely got the STD from a husband or boyfriend, through ‘extracurricular’ sex, outside the brothel."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness, Washoe County District Health Department, Nevada, 2005-present
State Epidemiologist, Nevada State Health Division, Nevada, 2000-2005
Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000-2005
State Epidemiologist and Chief, Bureau of Disease Control and Intervention Services, Nevada State Health Division, Nevada, 1993-2000
Associate Graduate Faculty, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, 1989-1994
Director, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Kent County Health Department, Michigan, 1983-1993
Director, Office of Health Promotion, Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph District Health Department, Coldwater, Michigan, 1980-1983