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Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Highlights

OEEB Investigators Review Diesel Epidemiology Studies at Health Effects Institute Workshop

In 2014, scientists gathered at a Health Effects Institute workshop in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss recent epidemiologic studies of the associations between occupational exposure to diesel exhaust and the risk of lung cancer and to evaluate the studies' utility for quantitative risk assessment. 

Debra T. Silverman, Sc.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch Chief, was a session chair and speaker on a panel presentation titled "The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study, a 20-year collaboration between NCI and NIOSH." 

Other speakers included Dr. Michael Attfield (formerly of NIOSH), Dr. Patricia Stewart (formerly of NCI), and Dr. Roel Vermeulen (formerly of NCI). 

Michael Attfield, Roel Vermeulen, Patricia Stewart, and Debra Silverman participate in the 2014 Health Effects Institute Workshop on Diesel Exhaust, Lung Cancer, and Quantitative Risk Assessment. (Photograph credit: Paul Schnaittacher)

View photos and highlights from the workshop (page 4 of the pdf).