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E Brigitte Gottschall

Dr. Brigitte Gottschall is a fellowship-trained occupational pulmonologist who researches deployment-related and mining-related lung diseases.



Albert-Ludwigs-Universität (Freiburg, Germany), MD
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH


National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Occupational/Environmental Medicine
University of Colorado Denver, Internal Medicine


University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Awards & Recognition

2001: Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health
1998: Robert J. Suslow Fellowship in Environmental Lung Disease, National Jewish Health

Additional Professional Activities:
2003: Board Member, Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
2003: Physician’s Panel, State Claims Assistance Program, United States Department of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
2002: Expert Panel, The Tremolite Asbestos Registry, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta
5/2001: Co-Chair, “The Search for Occupational Lung Cancer Screening Tools,” American Thoracic Society Symposium, 97th International American Thoracic Society Conference, San Francisco
1998-2001: Steering Committee Member, Colorado Thoracic Society, American Lung Association
2/1998: Co-Chair, Durrance-Waring Mid-Winter Conference, American Lung Association of Colorado, Aspen

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Occupational Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Thoracic Society


Witter RZ, Martyny JW, Mueller K, Gottschall EB, Newman LS. Symptoms Experienced by Law Enforcement Personnel in Association with Methamphetamine Lab Investigation. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2007 Dec; 4: 895-902.

Sawyer RT, Fontenot AP, Barnes TA, Parsons CE, Tooker BC, Maier LA, Gillespie MM, Gottschall EB, Silveira L, Hagman J, Newman LS. Beryllium-Induced TNF-? Production is Transcription-Dependent in Chronic Beryllium Disease. Am J. Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2007 Feb; 36(2): 191-200.

Gottschall EB, McGinley JN, Spoelstra N, Knott K, Wolfe P, Rose C, Singh M, Thompson HJ. Effect of Cytological Fixative and Environmental Conditions on Nuclear Morphometric Characteristics of Squamous Epithelial Cells in Sputum. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2005 Sep; 67(1): 19-26.

Gottschall, EB, Wolfe, P, Haegele, AD, Zhu, Z, Rose, C, Sells, T, Thompson, H. Increased Urinary 8-Isoprostaglandin F2a (8-EPG) is Associated with Lower Plasma Selenium Levels and Lower Vegetable and Fruit Intake in an Asbestos Exposed Cohort at Risk for Lung Cancer. Chest. 2004 May; 125: 83S.

Gottschall EB, Newman LS. Benign Asbestos-related Pleural Disease. In: Demosthenes (eds.) Lung Biology in Health and Disease: Pleural Disease. New York, Marcel Dekker, 2004: 545-569.

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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