Paul A. Locke, DrPH
Director, DrPH Program in Environmental Health Sciences
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland
DrPH , 1998
Dr. Locke is an environmental health scientist and attorney who holds an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine and a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and is licensed to practice before the bars of the states of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Locke’s research and practice target the intersection of environmental health sciences, policy and law in the areas of radiation policy and law and toxicity testing. His areas of study include alternatives to animals in biomedical testing and toxicology, radon risk science and policy, radiation risk analysis, high-level radioactive waste disposal and the application of low dose radiobiology to policy making and. He is the author and co-author of several book chapters and numerous papers, and has published in policy and scientific journals as well as law reviews.
IN THE NEWS
Public Health Live: Perscription for Radon, September 2013
Wanted: Radiation Experts. JHSPH Magazine, Spring 2013
Less Testing on Animals, Better Science. Baltimore Sun, 8 April 2013
Report sees potential problems with uranium mining. Richmond Times-Dispatch, 20 December 2011
Report Urges New Safety Rules on Uranium Mining. Wall Street Journal, 20 December 2011
Study: ‘Steep hurdles’ for uranium mining in Virginia. Washington Times, 19 December 2011
Honors and Awards
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Excellence in Teaching Award (co-instructor with Ellen Silbergeld) (2011)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Advising, Teaching, and Mentoring Award (Honorable Mention) (2006)
American Public Health Association Environment Section Distinguished Service Award (2003)
Yale School of Public Health Alumni Public Service Award (2001)
Good Neighbor Award (2000) – presented by the Williamsburg Civic Association for outstanding contribution to the Association
LEADERSHIP AND ADVISORY POSITIONS
Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Member, Advisory Council, National Academy of Sciences Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)
Chair, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Uranium Mining in Virginia
environmental law, environmental policy, risk assessment, risk management, radon, radiation, alternatives to animal testing, chemical regulation, uranium mining
Goldberg, AM and Locke, PA. To 3R is Humane. The Environmental Forum. July/August 2004
Locke, PA (principal investigator) and others. Birth Defects Tracking and Prevention: Too Many States Are Not Making The Grade. Trust for America’s Health, 2002.
Hearne, SA, Locke, PA and others. A Public Health Strategy for the 21st Century: Strengthening our Public Health Defense Against Environmental Threats. Pew Environmental Health Commission, 2001.
Goldman, LR, Locke, PA and others. Attack Asthma: Why America Needs a Public Health Defense System to Battle Environmental Health Threats. Pew Environmental Health Commission, 2000.
Burke, TA, Ferenc, S, Anderson, H, Hisham, AE, Greenberg, A, Locke, PA, Rhomberg, L, & Wilkinson, C. A Framework for Cumulative Risk Characterization. Report of the Risk Characterization Break Out Group (BOG) from the International Life Sciences Institute-Risk Science Institute (ILSI RSI) Workshop to develop a Framework for Cumulative Risk Assessment. September, 1998.