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Your Environment. Your Health.

Richard Kwok, Ph.D.

Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group

Richard Kwok, Ph.D.
Richard Kwok, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Tel 919-627-8892
Fax 301-480-3290
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop A3-05
Durham, N.C. 27709

Research Summary

Richard Kwok, Ph.D. is the acting Chief of Staff in the Office of the Director, NIEHS. He is also a staff scientist in the Epidemiology Branch at NIEHS and is the Lead Associate Investigator for the GuLFSTUDY. The study focuses on the potential health effects of clean-up workers, volunteers, and community members from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Kwok specializes in the environmental causes of a range of diseases, and the pervasive nature of the environment in disease etiology has allowed him to work on a number of different projects with domestic and international collaborators from federal, academic, and industry sectors. His work has included research into air and water pollution, including arsenic, and non-ionizing UV radiation exposures with outcomes including cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive and cancer health outcomes. Kwok received his B.S.P.H. in environmental science, and his M.S.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



    The Gulf Long Term Follow-Up Study (GuLF STUDY) was developed to learn about possible health effects of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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