FRANK S. BARNES, Ph.D. (Chair), is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His career has included research in a wide variety of applications in physics and electrical engineering, focusing on fundamental research on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, surgical procedures, and telecommunications education. His research has included the effects of radio waves, fields from power lines, and ultrasonic fields on biological systems—trying to understand the mechanisms of interaction that might lead to identification of hazards, the setting of safety standards. Dr. Barnes is an AAAS Fellow, received the Centennial Award and Third Millennium Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001. He currently is an Ex Officio Member of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science and a past-president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. In 2004 he was awarded the Bernard M. Gordon Prize by the National Academy of Engineering.
ROBERT C. HANSEN, Ph.D. (Vice-Chair), received his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. Since 1971, he has been a consulting engineer for electromagnetic antennas and systems-related problems and is recognized as an expert in near-field phased-array radar systems. In 1960, Dr. Hansen became a senior staff member in the Telecommunications Laboratory of STL (now TRW), and was engaged in communication satellite telemetry, tracking, and command. From 1964 to 1966 he formed, and was director of, the Test Mission Analysis Office responsible for computer programs for the planning and
control of classified Air Force satellites. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IEE, a registered professional engineer in California and England, and a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1975 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1992. Dr. Hansen has written over 100 papers on electromagnetics and is the editor of several books, including the 3-volume Microwave Scanning Antennas, and author of Phased Array Antennas. He received the IEEE 2002 Electromagnetics Award.
LARRY E. ANDERSON, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (neurochemistry) from the University of Illinois. Dr. Anderson was program manager for research efforts investigating the interactions between biological systems and non-ionizing radiation at Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and has a faculty position at Washington State University in Biological Science. He is a specialist in neurochemistry whose research has included investigations on neurohormones and associated circadian biochemistry as well as the carcinogenecity of environmental physical agents principally power-frequency fields, radiofrequency energy, and visible light. He is a past-president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and has served on a number of national and international committees on non-ionizing radiation and health, including the National Council on Radiation Protection; International Conference on High Voltage Systems; International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields; International Union of Radio Science, Commission K; International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Working Group on Biological Effects of Static and ELF Electric and Magnetic Fields; and the World Health Organization Working Group on Health Protection, Non-ionizing Radiation.
GRAHAM A. COLDITZ, M.D., Dr.P.H., received his M.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia, and his Dr.P.H. from Harvard. He is currently a Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s hospital. Dr. Colditz has a major interest in the etiology and prevention of cancer and is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to translate research findings from ongoing cohort studies into public health strategies for prevention. He is the author or co-author of 461 original reports and 85 reviews. One of his publications is among the top 5 most-cited breast cancer papers of the 1990s.
FRANCESCA DOMINCI, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Padua, Italy. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Dominici’s research has concentrated on time-series analysis in environmental epidemiology, models for meta-analyses, and imputation techniques for incomplete data sets. Dr. Dominici is a member of the American Statistical Association and International Biometric Society. Dr. Dominici is the recipient of the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, the Health Institute, Boston, MA, and the 2001 Young Investigator Award of the Statistics in Epidemiology Section of the American Statistical Association.
KENNETH J. McLEOD, Ph.D., obtained his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did his postdoctoral work in Cell Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. McLeod is presently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Binghamton University. Dr. McLeod’s primary research interests are directed toward understanding the mechanism of interaction of biophysical factors in the processes of tissue development, healing, and adaptation, including endogenous and exogenously induced electromagnetic fields. Dr. McLeod is a past-president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society and the Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine. He received the Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Bioelectrical Research in 1990 and the State University of New York Award for Excellence in Invention, Creation, and Discovery in 2004.
KEITH D. PAULSEN, Ph.D., obtained his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Dartmouth College and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona from 1986 to 1988. He is currently Professor, Thayer School of Engineering, and Director, Radiobiology and Bioengineering Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is a recognized expert in modeling and calculating the deposition of radiofrequency energies in various media and in tissues. Dr. Paulsen received the Morgan Parker Memorial Fellowship for potential contribution in biomedical engineering. He has served on technical review groups at the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program, and the National Institutes of Health. He is currently a member of the Radiation Study Section, National Institutes of Health.
LESLIE L. ROBISON, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Robison is Director, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology/Clinical Research; Associate Director, University of Minnesota Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. Dr. Robison’s research has focused on the epidemiology of pediatric malignancies and long-term outcomes of pediatric cancer survivors. He is Associate Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group and principal investigator of the Childhood Cancer
Survivor Study. He holds the Children’s Cancer Research Fund Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer, University of Minnesota Cancer Center (1993–present). Dr. Robison is an author of over 200 publications and has served on numerous boards, committees, and the NIH Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section.
SUSAN L. SANTOS, Ph.D., M.S., has an M.S. in Civil Engineering and Public Health from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Law, Policy, and Society (Concentration in Risk Communication) from Northeastern University. Dr. Santos is currently Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Public Health. She is also Director, Risk Communication, for the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center in the East Orange VA Medical Center. She is owner and president of FOCUS GROUP Risk Communication and Environmental Management, a consulting firm, and is a Senior Faculty Member at Boston College Carroll School of Management. In the past, she served as Research Program Director at the Columbia University Center for Risk Communication, Director of Risk Assessment Services for ABB Environmental, and was an environmental engineer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where she won the EPA Bronze medal (1981) and the EPA Sustained Superior Performance Award (1984). Dr. Santos is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis, the Massachusetts Public Health Association, The American Public Health Association (sections on Environment and Epidemiology), and the International Association of Public Participation Professionals.
JAN A.J. STOLWIJK, Ph.D., is the Susan D. Bliss Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Emeritus, at the Yale University School of Medicine. He was chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health from 1981 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1994. Dr. Stolwijk has been a member of a number of National Research Council committees studying possible health effects of electromagnetic fields including the Committee to Assess Possible Health Effects of Ground Wave Emergency Network, the Committee to Assess Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields, and the Committee to Evaluate Research on Power-Frequency Fields Completed Under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. He has also served as a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board and committees dealing with indoor air pollution and with particulate air pollution.