Dr. Goldman attended medical school at the University of Texas-Houston. He trained in preventive medicine at the University of California-Berkeley, where he also obtained his MPH in environmental health science. He is an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Department of Neurology, and practices in environmental medicine at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
Dr. Goldman has published extensively on the epidemiology of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on elucidating potentially modifiable environmental risk factors (e.g., pesticides, solvents, smoking and traumatic brain injury) and on the interaction of these risk factors with genetic susceptibility factors. Recent work has additionally focused on identifying and characterizing clinical features of very early prodromal Parkinson's disease -- an essential step to advance the development of future disease-modifying therapeutic interventions.