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Your Environment. Your Health.

Richard Kwok, Ph.D.

Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning, and Evaluation

Richard Kwok, Ph.D.
Richard Kwok, Ph.D.
Program Director
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 a Program Director in the Office of the Director, Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning, and Evaluation (SCOPE) at NIEHS. He focuses on health outcomes following both natural and anthropogenic disasters through the Disaster Research Response (DR2) Program. He works closely on implementation of data harmonization and data integration efforts across the environmental health sciences. He maintains a secondary appointment in the Epidemiology Branch at NIEHS and is an 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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