contraceptive cases (U.S. and Australia), the Stringfellow Superfund case and most recently the Minnesota tobacco trial.


Samet, Jonathan M. (M.D.) (IOM) 3-26-46, A.B. (Chemistry and Physics), Harvard College; M.S. (Epidemiology) Harvard School of Public Health; M.D. (Medicine) University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1994; and is Co-Director, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute. An epidemiologist and pulmonary physician, he has focused on the effects of inhaled pollutants, respiratory diseases, cancer, and risk assessment. Dr. Samet has worked extensively on risks posed by indoor and outdoor air pollution. He has conducted research on the effects of radon on miners in New Mexico, and has worked in the development of models of risk assessment for radon. Dr. Samet serves on many committees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has served on numerous National Academies committees, including (1) 1999 Report Review of IOM Reports; (2) Committee on Health Risks of Exposure to Radon (BEIR VI), Phase I (chair), and Phase II (chair); (3) Commission on Life Sciences; (4) Board on Radiation Effects Research, (5) Panel on Dosimetric Assumptions Affecting the Application of Radon Risk Estimates (chair); and (6) Committee on the Biological Effects of Internally Deposited Alpha-Emitting Radionuclides (BEIR IV). Dr. Samet currently is a member of the National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and chair of the Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter.



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