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Kenneth Bogen

Environmental Health Scientist
Energy & Environment Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Since 1986, Dr. Bogen has focused at LLNL on applying and improving methods to assess health risks posed by environmental chemicals and radiation.  As a PI, a Project Leader, or project co-investigator on research projects funded by agencies including USDOE, USEPA, NIH/NCI, and CalEPA, his research has involved regulatory toxicology, quantitative uncertainty analysis, biologically based dose-response modeling, biodosimetric and pharmacokinetic modeling, chem/rad exposure assessment, carcinogen risk assessment and modeling, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) assessment of exposures to chemical carcinogens and 239Pu, and stochastic modeling for atmospheric chemical dispersion hazard assessment.He currently leads a 7-year clinic-based epidemiological study investigating potential association of exposure to carcinogens formed in cooked meats with increased prostate cancer risk in East Bay area African Americans, being conducted in collaboration with UCSF and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA, with funding by the National Cancer Institute and the DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program.Dr. Bogen served on the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council (NRC) committee that (at the request of the U.S. Congress) issued the report Science and Judgment in Risk Assessment (1994), known among risk assessment professionals as “the NRC Blue Book.”  More recently, he served on the NRC Subcommittee on Assessing Toxicological Risks to Deployed Military Personnel (2002-2004), which in March 2004 issued to the U.S Army the report Review of the Army's Technical Guides on Assessing and Managing Chemical Hazards to Deployed Personnel, which recommends fundamentally new methods for chemical risk characterization required to support risk trade-off decisions.  He chaired the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Chronic Hazards Advisory Panel on Diisononyl Phthalate (2000-2001).  He has written/coauthored >100 publications bearing on risk analysis and related policy issues.  A member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) since 1981, he served in 1995 as President and in 1996 and 2004 as Councilor of SRA's Northern California Chapter, and has been a member (1995-present) and Trustee (2000) of the SRA Dose-Response Specialty GroupHe holds a DrPH in environmental health sciences from the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, as well as degrees from Princeton University (AB, Biol.), the George Washington University (MA, Science, Technology & Public Policy), and the University of California Berkeley (MPH, environmental health sciences).