Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"If the MLB wishes to maintain an image as a fair and regulated sport -- a sport that protects the ethical integrity of the games and the health of the players -- it will correct the PED [performance enhancing drugs] problem. If the MLB doesn't clean up the PED issues, then baseball becomes a popular entertainment-sport. I have no arguments either way, as long as baseball is overt about which philosophy it chooses: ethical sports league, or revenue-seeking entertainment venue. And as long as everyone is honest about the consequences of the choice.
The fact of the matter is that PED use enhances performance. Thus, all performance records in the 'steroid era' need to be re-examined in light of possible contamination. That isn't a new revelation; performances change in sports based on better equipment, better training, and different physical plants."
"Interview with Steroid Nation Author Gary Gaffney," All on the Field Sports Blog, Nov. 28, 2007
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Cowritten with Paul Perry, Brian Lund, Kristine Bever-Stille, Stephan Arndt, and Samuel Kuperman, "Risperidone Versus Clonidine in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Tourette's Syndrome," Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mar. 2002
Cowritten with Donald W. Black, MD, Susan Repertinger, MD, and Janelle Gabel, RN, "Family History and Psychiatric Comorbidity in Persons With Compulsive Buying: Preliminary Findings," American Journal of Psychiatry, July 1998
Cowritten with Luke Y. Tsai, MD, Samuel Kuperman, MD, and Susan Minchin, "Cerebellar Structure in Autism," American Journal of Diseases in Children, Dec. 1987