Last updated on: 11/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Housman, JD Biography

Title:
Partner at Book Hill Partners consulting firm
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Performance-enhancing drugs seriously risk the health and safety of users, especially young people. The risks of steroid use include: elevated cholesterol levels, increased incidence of heart disease, addiction, serious liver damage, sex-trait changes and often severe behavioral changes, particularly heightened aggressiveness. No victory is worth the damage these substances do to a person – just ask the parents who told the hearing their children committed suicide because of steroid use. Stars who use these dangerous drugs set a deadly example for children.”

“Steroids and the Feds,” Washington Times, Apr. 6, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Partner, Book Hill Partners, Dec. 2007-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, University of Maryland, University College, Jan. 2006-present
  • Board of Directors, Taylor Hooton Foundation
  • Principal, Housman Group, May 2005-Dec. 2007
  • Former Senior Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations (FHGR)
  • Counsel, Government Relations, Bracewell & Patterson, Feb. 2001-May 2004
  • Assistant Director, Strategic Planning, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 1997-2001
  • Former Senior Advisor at large to General Barry McCaffrey
  • Co-Counsel, International Audit Team, Sydney Olympic Games, 2000
  • Member, President’s delegation to Venezuela and the United Nations General Assembly Special Session, 1998
  • Former Member, White House Olympic Task Force
  • Former Member, White House Task Force on the Reforming the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program
  • Former Deputy Head, US Delegation to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Education:
  • JD, Washington College of Law, American University, 1990
  • BA, Government, Saint Lawrence University, 1987
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Should the US Congress Be Involved in Setting Drug Policies for Professional Sports?