Devra L. Davis

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Devra Lee Davis holds a B.S. degree in physiological psychology and an M.A. degree in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). She completed a Ph.D. degree in science studies at the University of Chicago (USA) as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow; and an M.P.H. degree in epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University (USA) as a Senior National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. She is the Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; a Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health; and an internationally renowned environmental health expert. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Davis has held multiple advisory roles in national and international agencies, including the World Health Association. The Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution designated her as an Innovator on the environment. As a Global Environmental Advisor to Newsweek, she was a Founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences and Services, as well as being a Scholar in Residence at the National Academy of Science. Her previous book, When Smoke Ran Like Water, was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction.

Biography Updated on 16 November 2008

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