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Tod Cooperman, M.D.

Researcher of consumer healthcare issues; President of ConsumerLab.com and CEO of PharmacyChecker.com.

Tod Cooperman, M.D., is a noted researcher, writer, and commentator on consumer healthcare issues and is the President and Founder of ConsumerLab.com and PharmacyChecker.com. Recognizing a lack of quality standards and oversight in the U.S. dietary supplement industry, Dr. Cooperman founded ConsumerLab.com in 1999 along with FDA scientist Dr. William Obermeyer. ConsumerLab.com has become the leading independent evaluator of dietary supplements, publishing reports for consumers and health professionals at www.consumerlab.com. Dr. Cooperman has been called as an expert witness by committees of both U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to give testimony regarding the quality and regulation of dietary supplements. Dr. Cooperman has presented to nutrition researchers as an invited speaker at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements’ Dietary Supplement Research Practicum and at other meetings, including Columbia University’s Micronutrient Symposium and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. In 2002, responding to the rapid growth in online pharmacy, Dr. Cooperman founded PharmacyChecker.com, which independently evaluates online pharmacies in the U.S. and internationally. The company’s website, www.pharmacychecker.com, is also a popular drug price comparison site for consumers seeking affordable medication from independently verified pharmacies. In 1994 Dr. Cooperman founded CareData Reports, a leading managed care consumer research company later acquired by J.D. Power and Associates. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cooperman was involved in the assessment and development of products in the healthcare field, first as Business Analyst with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, then as Director of Business Development for the biotechnology company Synaptic Pharmaceuticals, and then as a Consultant with the pharmaceutical and medical device consulting firm, The Wilkerson Group. Education • B.A. – Boston University, 1981 – 1984 (Major: Medical Sciences; Minor: Economics) • MD – Boston University School of Medicine, 1983 - 1987