Andre Bouville obtained his Ph.D. in physics at the University Paul-Sabatier in Toulouse in 1970. He was scientific secretary of the United Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) from 1970 to 1972 and remained associated with that committee as a consultant until 2000. From 1972 to 1984, Dr. Bouville was employed in France by the Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, where he contributed to a number of environmental and dosimetric studies related to nuclear facilities. He joined the National Cancer Institute in 1984, where, first as an expert and then as a senior radiation physicist, he has been involved mainly in the estimation of radiation doses resulting from radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests and from the Chernobyl accident. He was head of the Radiation Dosimetry Unit of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch until his retirement at the end of 2010.
Corso, Phaedra S.
Phaedra S. Corso, Ph.D., MPA, is associate professor and head of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia (UGA). Prior to joining the UGA faculty in 2006, Dr. Corso worked for 15 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an economic and policy analyst, most recently in the area of injury and violence prevention. Her research focuses on the practical application of economic evaluation for setting public health policy and assessing health-related quality of life in vulnerable populations. Dr. Corso has co-edited two editions of a primer on how to conduct economic evaluations in public health settings, a book on the incidence and economic costs of injury, and has produced numerous peer-reviewed articles on economic evaluation applied to prevention interventions. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from UGA (1991) and a doctoral degree in health policy from Harvard University (2000).
Culligan, Patricia J.
Patricia J. Culligan, Ph.D., is professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia University and the vice dean of academic affairs for Columbia Engineering. Her research focuses on applying geoengineering principles to understand and control the migration of contaminants from waste disposal sites. She studies the behavior of miscible contaminants, nonaqueous phase liquids and colloids in soil and fractured rock and the effectiveness of in situ remediation strategies for the cleanup of waste sites. She also has interest and experience in the design of land-based disposal sites for waste materials. Dr. Culligan has received numerous awards, including