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Johnson Barry L.

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Barry L. Johnson, Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is also editor-in-chief, Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. He received his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Iowa State University. In 1999 he retired from the U.S. Public Health Service’s (PHS’s) Commissioned Corps with the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. Dr. Johnson began his public health career at the PHS’s air pollution program in Cincinnati, Ohio, conducting research on the neurotoxicity of criteria air pollutants. He continued his research when the newly formed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created, later joining the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as a research scientist and administrator. Dr. Johnson completed his public health career as director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency was created by the federal Superfund law of 1980.

Dr. Johnson is author of Environmental Policy and Public Health (2006), CRC Press; Impact of Hazardous Waste on Human Health (1999), Lewis Publishers; and senior editor of Hazardous Waste: Impacts on Human and Ecological Health (1997), Princeton Scientific Publishing; Hazardous Waste and Public Health (1996), Princeton Scientific Publishing; National Minority Health Conference Proceedings (1992), Princeton Scientific Publishers; Advances in Neurobehavioral Toxicology (1990), Lewis Publishers; and Prevention of Neurotoxic Illness in Working Populations, Wiley & Sons (1987). Dr. Johnson has provided pro bono assistance to the World Health Organization, World Wildlife Fund, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Sierra Club on issues of toxicology, public health, and environmental quality.


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