Evelyn O. Talbott

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Evelyn O. Talbott is a holder of Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees. She received her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and 1976, respectively. She is a Professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. She is an Environmental Epidemiologist and Principal Investigator at the Academic Center for Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking, University of Pittsburgh. The center is a part of a five-year CDC funded project which has as its primary goal to conduct activities that will assist in forming the basis of the CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHTN). The Academic Partners are charged with providing the tools and methods to conduct the epidemiological investigations that will be the underpinnings of the network. She presently serves on a National Academy of Science committee entitled “NRC committee on Estimating Mortality Risk Reduction and Economic Benefits from Controlling Ozone Air Pollution”. Dr. Talbott is the primary Instructor for the Environmental Epidemiology Course within the department and also the primary advisor for students in this area. She also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, a 750-member organization dedicated to environmental epidemiology research. She has conducted numerous investigations into the relationship of various environmental exposures and health outcomes. Several of these have involved a population living near a uranium refinery in operation from 1910 to 1937. She successfully traced the individuals who were living within one mile of the plant to determine health outcome. She conducted the 20-year mortality followup of 31,000 individuals following the TMI accident.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2010

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