Devra Lee Davis

Dr Davis is a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School, an honorary professor at London's School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an expert advisor to the World Health Organization. Her research focuses on environmental health and chronic disease. She was appointed to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1994-1999) by President Clinton and has also served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. She has authored more than 170 publications in books and journals and has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and other mass media outlets. Her book When Smoke Ran Like Water was a National Book Award finalist in 2002. She co-chaired an expert workshop on assessing the public health implications of climate change sponsored by the OECD, IPCC and EPA. Dr Davis holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago as well as an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.

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