David Kriebel

David Kriebel, Work Environment, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

David Kriebel, Work Environment, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Professor, Co-Director
Phone:
978-934-3270
Fax:
978-452-5711
Office:
Kitson 202D

Research Interest

  • Occupational and environmental epidemiology of cancer, non-malignant respiratory disease, and other illnesses.
  • Improving epidemiologic methods: particularly the use of quantitative exposure data in epidemiology. I have been particularly interested in the use of dosimetric models to better understand the effects of aerosols on the lungs.
  • Epidemiologic research for setting health and environmental policy. I have been active in writing and teaching about the role of the precautionary principle and related concepts in public policy(http://sustainableproduction.org/publ.lowell.php).
  • Developing and promoting sustainable production. I co-direct the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (www.sustainableproduction.org), which collaborates with industries, government agencies, unions, and community organizations on the redesign of systems of production to make them healthier and more environmentally sound.

Educational Background

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical Center Department of Family and Community Medicine, Environmental Health Program, 1986 - 1987

Sc.D., Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 1986

Sc.M., Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1983

B.Sc., Human Biology, University of Wisconsin, 1977

Biosketch

Dr. David Kriebel co-directs the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and serves as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. David Kriebel received his master’s degree in physiology (1983) and doctorate in epidemiology (1986) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He did post-doctoral work on exposure assessment for epidemiology with Dr. Tom Smith at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and spent a year as a scholar in residence at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Cancer in Florence, Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship.  Since 1988, he has been on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Dr. Kriebel’s research focuses on the epidemiology of occupational injuries, cancer, and non-malignant respiratory disease.  He has published on various aspects of epidemiologic methods, particularly on the use of quantitative exposure data in epidemiology. He has been active in developing dosimetric models to better understand the effects of aerosols on the lungs.  He teaches introductory and advanced courses in epidemiology, risk assessment, and research synthesis. Dr. Kriebel has served on several National Academy of Sciences committees on environmental health and has written and lectured on the role of epidemiologic evidence in science policy decision making.

Research Interests and Collaborations