Last updated on: 2/23/2010 5:52:00 PM PST | Author: ProCon.org

Linda S. Erdreich, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent Health Services Center for Epidemology, Biostatistics, and Computational Biology
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
Reasoning:

“Numerous government agencies and professional organizations have reviewed the science related to potential health effects from using wireless phones. While the specific conclusions vary, all of the reports that assess the evidence using multidisciplinary panels and a comprehensive approach reach similar conclusions; the current scientific evidence does not demonstrate that wireless phones cause cancer or other adverse health effects…

Based on my review of the epidemiologic studies and consideration of experimental data in animals, I agree with the conclusions of the scientific organizations: The current scientific evidence does not demonstrate that wireless phones cause cancer or other adverse health effects.”

US House of Representatives Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing “Tumors and Cell Phone Use: What the Science Says,” domesticpolicy.oversight.house.gov, Sep. 25, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of cell phones. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of cell phones.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent Health Services Center for Epidemology, Biostatistics, and Computational Biology, 1999-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, 1993–present
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
  • Member, Standards Coordinating Committee 28 Non-Ionizing Radiation, and Subcommittee 3 Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure (0-3 kHz), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Principal Scientist, Bailey Research Associates, 1991–1999
  • Senior Research Associate, Environmental Research Information (ERI), 1989–1991
  • Senior Associate, Clement Associates, 1987–1989
  • Group Leader, Office of Research and Development, Methods Evaluation and Development Staff, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1984–1987
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1982–1987
  • Senior Epidemiologist, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1980–1984
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma School of Public Health, 1975–1979
  • Education:
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 1979
  • MS, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 1977
  • MEd, Science Education, Temple University, 1968
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Temple University, 1964
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    212-895-8109
    Email
    [email protected]
    Website
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    Other:

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    Quoted in:
    Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe? – Pro & Con Quotes