Adam Grossman

Adam Grossman

Dr. Adam Grossman is Praedicat's Vice President of Modeling, Senior Scientist and one of Praedicat's co-founders. Adam works on the modeling team to create and implement Praedicat's risk models. Previously, Adam was an Analyst in the Emerging Risk Solutions group at RMS where he was a core member of the liability catastrophe research and development team that formed the foundation for Praedicat. Adam received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, after developing flight training simulators at Defense R&D Canada. He then went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University.

Carrier Management feature – ‘Liability Long Tail Could Get Longer’

Carrier Management feature – ‘Liability Long Tail Could Get Longer’ 300 199 Adam Grossman

Could the long tail on liability insurance claims grow from years to generations? In recent years, scientists have been discovering ways in which harms from chemical exposures not only manifest…

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Promising new autism treatment lends credence to the microbiome hypothesis

Promising new autism treatment lends credence to the microbiome hypothesis 800 400 Adam Grossman

Autism rates have risen dramatically in the United States over the last 30-40 years.  While some of this increase in autism is likely due to greater awareness and broader diagnostic…

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Carrier Management: Are Building Products Making Us Fat?

Carrier Management: Are Building Products Making Us Fat? 300 265 Adam Grossman

Executive Summary FIRST ARTICLE OF A SERIES. There’s more scientific evidence that chemical compounds in building materials and plastics can be linked to obesity than that artificial sweeteners can be…

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The science of glyphosate – the court’s view

The science of glyphosate – the court’s view 1920 1056 Adam Grossman

This summer saw two major developments in glyphosate litigation: a California jury finding in favor of a plaintiff claiming glyphosate caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and a federal judge deciding that…

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Is climate change another factor in bee deaths?

Is climate change another factor in bee deaths? 1200 798 Adam Grossman

“Changes in climate and weather affect food and forage for bees,” [said Geoffrey Williams, an assistant professor at Auburn in Alabama]. “It’s pretty obvious that if you have bees already…

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Cannabis: coming to drinks and medicines near you

Cannabis: coming to drinks and medicines near you 424 283 Adam Grossman

Cannabis is turning out to be a huge new business opportunity.  Over the last several years its recreational use has been legalized in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Maine, Masachussetts, and…

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The GMO debate rages on as USDA publishes its proposed labeling rule

The GMO debate rages on as USDA publishes its proposed labeling rule 500 280 Adam Grossman

Few things today raise as much passion as anything having to do with genetically-modified organisms (GMO) used for food. In some ways the rhetoric has been heated since 1992 when…

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Acrylamide, Proposition 65 warnings, hazard, and risk

Acrylamide, Proposition 65 warnings, hazard, and risk 500 262 Adam Grossman

As somebody with a two espresso per day habit, I read with interest the New York Times article regarding the ongoing litigation to force coffee companies to give consumers warnings…

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Fish oil supplements and the self-correcting nature of science

Fish oil supplements and the self-correcting nature of science 500 378 Adam Grossman

I’m often asked my views on how the latest paper to find a correlation between a chemical and a bodily injury (or not find any correlation, as the case may…

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Increased awareness of 3D printing risks brings proposals for regulation

Increased awareness of 3D printing risks brings proposals for regulation 500 334 Adam Grossman

The use of additive manufacturing/3D printing technologies continues to increase. As we discussed in our white paper, co-authored with AIG, additive manufacturing carries with it new risks not known in traditional manufacturing…

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Neurological tumours get new classification methodology

Neurological tumours get new classification methodology 500 352 Adam Grossman

One of the most important factors in assessing disease, especially cancer, is accurately distinguishing among the possible variants. This can be a difficult task, however, especially when the best tool…

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Perfluorinated substances linked to type II diabetes

Perfluorinated substances linked to type II diabetes 500 333 Adam Grossman

Perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have been in the news lately with, among other things, 3M’s $850 million settlement with the state of Minnesota to clean up water contaminated with perfluorooctane…

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