Dr. Beatrice Golomb is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She is also director of UCSD’s Golomb Research Group which focuses on the relation of oxidative stress and mitochondrial function to health, aging, behavior, illness, environmental and medication effects and nutrition. Current research studies are on Gulf War Illness, statin and fluoroquinolone side effects and electrosensitivity. Dr. Golomb completed her undergraduate degree at University of Southern California in Physics. She then went on to obtain her PhD in Biology and her Medical Degree at the University of California San Diego. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at Salk Institute. She has been a member of the International Group for Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use and Polypharmacy (IGRIMUP). Currently she is on the advisory board of The Science Network, which is a nonprofit group dedicated to discussion of issues at the intersection of science and social policy. Her focus has been on preventative medicine. She is best known for her work on Gulf War Illness, statins, placebos and chocolate.