Dr. Michael Crupain, MD, MPH

Dr. Michael Crupain, MD, MPH

Dr. Michael Crupain, MD, MPH is a board certified preventive medicine physician who is passionate about changing our culture to help make being healthy easy. Fortunately this is something he gets to do everyday as the Medical Unit Chief of Staff at The Dr. Oz Show. Prior to joining The Dr. Oz Show, he was the director of food safety testing at Consumer Reports. There Dr. Crupain managed a wide array of high impact projects from arsenic in rice to antibiotic resistant bacteria in meats. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Crupain started his post-graduate training in neurosurgery, but after a few years decided to change to preventive medicine, so he could make a bigger impact on population health. He completed his residency along with his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is currently part time faculty.

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How New York City Police Are Taking on the Drug Overdose Epidemic

The drug overdose crisis that has swept across our country affects us all, but some areas have been hit harder than others.  In New York, the borough of Staten Island…

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What Does the Brand New Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction Mean for You?

Today marks the release of the Surgeon General’s landmark report on addiction. Titled “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report On Alcohol, Drugs, and Health”, it’s the first report…


Is There Finally a Solution for Your Insomnia? These Real Women Put a New At-Home Treatment to the Test

Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you are definitely not alone. Insomnia is an epidemic and in our survey of more than 1,000 women this summer, we discovered that…


Should You Get a PSA Test? 

Yesterday Ben Stiller announced to the world that at the age of 48 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His doctor first started testing him about two years earlier and…


What the Doctors Who Did the First Penis Transplant Are Going to Do Next

On today’s show, for the first time ever on TV, the first American to have a penis transplant and his lead surgeons came together to discuss this revolutionary procedure. Thomas…

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Why Experts Say You Can’t Spread HIV When You’re on Meds

When Charlie Sheen told the world he had HIV in November of 2015 it turned out to be a major moment for public health. In fact, according to a study…

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What It Really Means to “Catch” a Mental Illness

The book Infectious Madness, by award-winning author Harriet Washington, promises to explain to readers “The Surprising Science of How We ‘Catch’ Mental Illness.” On today’s show, we discussed the provocative…


How to Make Sure Your Drinking Water Is Safe

Access to safe and affordable water is considered one of our basic human rights. In the U.S. we are fortunate that the vast majority of us don’t have to think…

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Why You Should Ban Bumpers From Your Baby’s Room

Crib bumpers, the often colorful padding you wrap around the inside of a baby’s crib, may look like a good idea, but they aren’t. Intended as both a decoration and…

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Breaking Down the Natural Food Label Is More Complicated Than You Think

According to Miriam-Webster, the word “natural” means: Existing in nature and not made or caused by people : coming from nature Not having any extra substances or chemicals added :…