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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Richard Clapp, DSc MPH

Richard Clapp is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor at U. of Mass.- Lowell. Professor Clapp is an epidemiologist with over forty years of experience in public health practice, research, teaching and consulting. He has an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and a DSc in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. He served as the founding Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry from 1980-1989. Professor Clapp was formerly the Co-Chair of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. His research has included studies of cancer around nuclear facilities, in workers and military veterans, and in communities with toxic hazards. 


Environmental and Occupational Toxicants and Cancer, June 16, 2011
“A Professional Responsibility”: Advocacy and the Healthcare Professional, July 28, 2011