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Personal Biography of Dale Hattis, Ph.D.

Dr. Dale Hattis is Research Professor with the Center for Technology Environment and Development (CENTED) of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.  For the past thirty years he has been engaged in the development and application of methodology to assess the health, ecological and economic impacts of regulatory actions.  His work has focused on the development of methodology to incorporate interindividual variability data and quantitative mechanistic information into risk assessments for both cancer and non-cancer endpoints.  An important focus in recent years has been on age-related differences in pharmacokinetic processes and susceptibility for carcinogenesis.  Specific quantitative risk assessment studies have included hearing disability in relation to noise exposure, renal effects of cadmium, reproductive effects of ethoxyethanol, neurological effects of methyl mercury and acrylamide, chronic lung function impairment from coal dust, four pharmacokinetic-based risk assessments for carcinogens (for perchloroethylene ethylene oxide butadiene and diesel particulates), an analysis of uncertainties in pharmacokinetic modeling for perchloroethylene and an analysis of differences among species in processes related to carcinogenesis.  He has recently been reappointed as a member of the Environmental Health Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Science Advisory Board and for several years he has served as a member of the Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board.  In the recent past he has served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Estimating the Health-Risk-Reduction Benefits of Proposed Air Pollution Regulations.  Current major sources of research support include the Department of Energy and the USEPA. He has been a councilor and is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and serves on the editorial board of its journal Risk Analysis.  He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.


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