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Paul A. Locke, DrPH

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615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland


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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.


Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

Center for Law and the Public's Health

Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute


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


Environmental and Occupational Health Law and Policy

Animals in Research:  Law, Policy and Humane Sciences

Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Law

The Law of Humane Science (at Lewis & Clark Law School)

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


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, Advisory Board, Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Radiation Research

Chair, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Uranium Mining in Virginia

Member, United States Veteran’s Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction

Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Lessons Learned from Fukushima

Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

  • 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.