Speakers Bureau

Tuesday Sessions 11Tuesday Sessions 11

The SRA Speakers Bureau makes available a modest fund to assist SRA regional organizations with the travel and lodging expenses of bringing a current or former SRA official to speak at a regional organization meeting. This travel funding provides an excellent opportunity for the regional organizations to have internationally recognized risk experts participate in their local meetings. It also enables the international SRA to publicize its role to the regional organizations and to build enthusiasm for regional organizations and SRA membership. The funded speaker is asked by SRA to spend a few minutes of his or her talk describing the SRA and its activities (for which the SRA supplies a few slides). The fund is administered by the SRA Secretariat in consultation with the SRA Regions Committee chair.


Speakers who may be invited by regional organizations through the SRA Speakers Bureau are listed below. If you represent a regional organization and would like to invite a speaker, complete and return this form. If you are a present or former SRA officer and would like to join the Speakers Bureau, please read this letter and fill out and return this form. If you would like to correct or update your listing on the Speakers Bureau, please email webmaster@sra.org.


Speaker / Contact Information Speech Topics

Elizabeth L. Anderson
CEO Sciences International
1800 Diagonal Road
Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-0123
Fax: 703-684-2223
Email: elanderson@sciences.com

  1. Origins of Risk Assessment
  2. Current challenges to risk assessment
  3. Use of risk assessment and international trade disputes

Vicki Bier
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-262-2064
Fax: 608-262-8454
Email: bier@engr.wisc.edu

  1. Nuclear power risk analysis
  2. Security
  3. Women in science and engineering
  4. Decision making under uncertainty

Gail Charnley
HealthRisk Strategies
826 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-543-2408
Fax: 202-543-3019
Email: charnley@healthriskstrategies.com

  1. Protecting the Children: Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Children’s Environmental Health
  2. Communicating About Environmental Health Risks: Using Science to Shape Policy
  3. Reducing Risks to Our Health and Environment: The Roles of Science and Precaution
  4. The Strengths and Limitations of Toxicogenomics for Assessing and Managing Environmental Health Risks

Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox, Jr.
President, Cox Associates
503 Franklin Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-388-1778
Fax: 303-388-0609
Email: tcoxdenver@aol.com

  1. Using risk analysis to improve risk management decisions
  2. Health risk analysis essentials: Causality, inference, and decision making
  3. Why “precautionary” risk management isn’t
  4. Uncertainty analysis and data mining for risk analysts
  5. Biologically based cancer risk assessment
  6. Limitations of qualitative risk assessment
  7. Good intentions vs. good results: The role of quantitative risk assessment

Alison Cullen
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington
Mailbox 353055
Parrington 208
Seattle, WA 98195-3055
Phone: 206-616-1654
Email: Alison@u.washington.edu

  1. Exposure Analysis
  2. Decision Making under Uncertainty/Variability
  3. Probabilistic Techniques
  4. Potential Role of Genomic Information in Regulation

Michael L. Dourson
1757 Chase Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Phone: 513-542-7475 ext. 14
Fax: 513-542-7487
Email: dourson@tera.org

  1. Noncancer risk assessment
  2. Children’s risk
  3. Uncertainty factors
  4. New methods in risk assessment

Scott Ferson
Institute for Risk and Uncertainty
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 7ZF
Phone: +44 (0) 151 795 8039   
Email: ferson@liverpool.ac.uk

  1. Risk analysis with sparse or poor data
  2. P-boxes and probability bounds analysis
  3. Biology and evolution of risk and uncertainty perception
  4. Imprecise probabilities
  5. Statistics of imprecise data

Bernard D. Goldstein
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
130 DeSoto Street
A624 Crabtree Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-3001
Fax: 412-624-3309
Email: bdgold@pitt.edu

  1. Precautionary Principle and/or/vs Risk Assessment
  2. The risk of benzene

Charles N. Haas
Drexel University
Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-895-2283
Fax: 215-895-1363
Email: haas@drexel.edu

  1. Microbial Risk Assessment: Status and Research Needs
  2. Risk Assessment and Bioterrorism

Dale Hattis
George Perkins Marsh Institute
Clark University, Worcester, MA
20 Wellington Street
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 508-751-4603
Fax: 508-751-4600
Email: dhattis@aol.com

  1. Distributional analyses, including variability and uncertainty
  2. Differences in susceptibility for toxic effects among people, especially related to young or old age
  3. Replacement of the current system of uncertainty/safety factors for calculating RfDs, RfCs, and ADIs with one based on quantitative targets for human variability and a variety of uncertainties
  4. Quantitative mechanistic modeling of the risks of toxic effects including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  5. Risk management analyses, focusing on the juxtaposition of expected beneficial and adverse consequences of different policy options

Steven C. Lewis
President and Principal Scientist
Integrative Policy & Science, Inc.
14 Merlin Drive
Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: 908-689-8644
Fax: 908-847-0417
Email: stevenclewis@alumni.indiana.edu

  1. Basis for human health risk assessment and its role in health protection regulations
  2. Risk communication and public participation in health-protection decision making
  3. Legislative and regulatory policy
  4. Role of peer review in fostering excellence in the risk sciences and their application in regulations

Roger O. McClellan
13701 Quaking Aspen Place, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87000
Phone: 505-296-7083
Fax: 505-296-9573
Email: roger.o.mcclellan@att.net

  1. Setting the PM Standard: How Low Is Low Enough?
  2. Use of Mechanistic Data in Assessing Health Risks
  3. Achieving Balance: Scaring the Public vs. Informing the Public
  4. Diesel Vehicle Emissions and Human Health Risks: Three Decades of Research and Progress

Olivier Salvi
INERIS (French institute for environment protection and industrial risks)
Honoldweg 14, 70193
Phone: +49.711.18.39.749
Fax: 49.711.627.66.939
Email: Olivier.salvi@ineris.fr

  1. Industrial risks (major accident prevention)
  2. Integrated risk management
  3. Experience in international activities: collaborative research at international level, research activities in Europe related to industrial safety in general

Richard Schwing
Sustainable Visions, Inc.
2335 Scotch Pine
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Phone: 248-851-9519
Fax: 248-851-9925
Email: sustainablevisions@earthlink.net

  1. Cost Effectiveness in Health and Safety Risks
  2. Human Behavior and Traffic Safety
  3. Risk Analysis and Sutstainablity
  4. Conflicts, the Common Denominator in Health/Safety Programs
  5. Risk Analysis: A Philosopher's Perspective

Paul Slovic
Decision Research
1201 Oak Street
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-485-2400
Fax: 541-485-2403
Email: pslovic@oregon.uoregon.org

  1. Perception of Risk
  2. Psychology of Risk
  3. Perception of Risk Associated With Cigarette Smoking

Chris Whipple
ENVIRON International
6001 Shellmound Street
Suite 700
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-420-2522
Fax: 510-655-9517
Email: cwhipple@environcorp.com

  1. Yucca Mountain and Risk Assessment For High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

Jonathan B. Wiener
Duke University
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328
Phone: 919-613-7054
Fax: 919-668-5549
Email: wiener@law.duke.edu

  1. Risk-risk tradeoffs
  2. Precautionary principle and regulation in the US and Europe
  3. Climate-change policy
  4. Judicial and executive review of agency risk analysis
  5. Other topics in health, safety, and environmental regulation

Henry Willis
RAND Corporation/Pardee
RAND Graduate School
4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: hwillis@rand.org

  1. Using risk analysis in strategic planning
  2. Comparative risk assessment
  3. Risk communication
  4. Disaster and public health preparedness
  5. Terrorism security