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David B. Richardson, PhD, MSPH

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Speaker Topic: Nuclear Power
Medical Specialty: Epidemiology
Position: south
School Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Media Experience: Public Speaking

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Richardson is Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His research focuses on the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.  He has conducted studies of cancer among nuclear workers at several U.S. Department of Energy facilities, as well as studied cancer among the Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  He has served as a visiting scientist at the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France and at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan.  He is an Associate Editor of the journals Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Environmental Health Perspectives; and, he is a member of the President’s Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health.

To request Dr. Richardson as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

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Publications:

Richardson D (2009). Multistage modeling of leukemia in benzene workers: A simple approach to fitting the TSCE model. American Journal of Epidemiology: vol.169, p.78-85.

Richardson D, Wing S (2007). Leukemia mortality among workers at the Savannah River Site. American Journal of Epidemiology: vol.166, p.1015-1022.

Richardson D, Wing S, Schroeder J, Schmitz-Feurhakke I, Hoffman W (2005). Ionizing Radiation and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Environmental Health Perspectives: vol.113, p.1-5.

Richardson D, Wing S, Lorey F, Hertz-Picciotto I (2004). Adult hemoglobin levels at birth and risk of SIDS. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine: vol.158, p.366-371.

Loomis D, Richardson D, Bena JF, Bailer AJ (2004). Deindustrialization and the long term decline in fatal occupational injuries. Occupational & Environmental Medicine: vol.61, p.616-621.