DEVRA LEE DAVIS, Ph.D., M.P.H. holds a B.S. in Physiological Psychology and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a Ph.D. in Science Studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1982.

Dr. Devra Davis founded non-profit Environmental Health Trust in 2007 in Teton County, Wyoming to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally. Currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey, Dr. Davis lectures at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and major universities in India, Australia, Finland, and elsewhere. She is Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2010).

An award-winning scientist and writer, Davis’ work has appeared in more than a dozen languages. She was designated a National Book Award Finalist for When Smoke Ran Like Water (2002, Basic Books). The Secret History of the War on Cancer was a top pick by Newsweek that influenced national cancer policy by the Cancer Association of South Africa, and is being used at major schools of public health, including Harvard, Emory, and Tulane University. Her most recent book, Disconnect – the truth about cell phone radiation, forms the foundation for policy changes in Canada, Israel and elsewhere. Selected by TIME Magazine as a top pick in 2010, it received the Silver Medal from Nautilus Books for courageous investigation for the paperback edition in 2013.

Honored for her research and public policy work by various national and international groups, she has been a Fellow of both the American Colleges of Toxicology and of Epidemiology. The Betty Ford Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society gave her the Breast Cancer Awareness Award. She was commended by the Director of the National Cancer Institute for Outstanding Service and was a member of a team of scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore.

She will speak on The Secret History Of The War On Cancer.


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