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Devra Lee Davis

PhD, MPH, Founder & President of Environmental Health Trust & Visiting Professor of Medicine The Hebrew University


Devra Davis, PhD MPH is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed scientist and writer who was the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and is currently Visiting Professor of Medicine The Hebrew University and Ondokuz Mayis University, and Visiting Professor at Szechuan University. The author of more than 200 scientific publications in journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and Environmental Health Perspectives, editor of 11 monographs and several special journal issues, her prize-winning books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have been featured on FOX, CNN, BBC, CBC, and on national programs Finland, Holland, Germany, Korea, Italy, Israel and Japan. As a Lead Author from the team of scientists appointed to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. Environmental Health Trust (EHT) conducts cutting-edge research and educates individuals, health professionals, and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Past multi-media projects include: local and national campaigns to ban smoking and asbestos, exploring what factors lie behind puzzlingly high rates of fibroid tumors, breast cancer and endometriosis in young African American women, and building environmental wellness programs in Wyoming and Pennsylvania to address the environmental impacts of energy development, the built environment and radon. Currently, EHT focuses on raising awareness on the impacts of cell phones on public health and performing cutting-edge research on exposure to cell phones and other wireless radiation. When Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Professor of Epidemiology, EHT was created with the goal of promoting health and preventing disease one person, one community and one nation at a time. Capitalizing on public interest in Davis’ popular books, When Smoke Ran Like Water, a National Book Award Finalist, and The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and Disconnect—the truth about cellphone radiation, what industry has done to hide it and how to protect your family (Nautilus Silver Medal for Courageous Reporting). Her research has twice been designated among the top censored stories of the year. EHT is creating transmedia platforms that provide clear, science-based information to reduce environmentally-based disease and promote health. We work with businesses, universities, and schools at all levels, to create entertaining and informative materials explaining why and how to reduce environmental health threats.

Latest Articles by Devra Lee Davis

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  1. Increase Allowable Radiation Limits?

  2. "Bad Luck" Cannot Explain More Cancers in Young Adults and Teens