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Michael L. Dourson, PhD, DABT, FATS, FSRA

Professor of Environmental Health, Risk Science Center

  • Ph.D. Toxicology: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine (Toxicology)
  • B.A.: Wittenberg University (Biology. As an undergraduate student I passed my senior exam in biology with distinction. During my education I also worked in Liberia, West Africa for 5 months with a missionary doctor on medical problems in that country and with the Peace Corps on growing experimental species of rice. In part from this experience, I decided to continue my professional education in the field of preventive medicine. )
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My career to date has consisted of developing new methods for assessing potential human risk based on theoretical research, and creating risk assessment positions based on literature review and integration for hundreds of individual chemicals or mixtures.  This dual effort has resulted in over 150 peer-reviewed publications and invited presentations as enumerated (in part) on my curriculum vitae, and hundreds of government or industry risk documents available at different websites.  Dur...

Peer Reviewed Publications

Over 150 Publications (recent ones selected) . _____Michael L. Dourson, Jeri Higginbotham, Jeff Crum, Heather Burleigh-Flayer, Patricia Nance, Norman D. Forsberg, Mark Lafranconi, John Reichard. 2017. Update: Mode of action (MOA) for liver tumors induced by oral exposure to 1,4-dioxane. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 88:45-55. _____Richard A. Becker, Vicki Dellarco, Jennifer Seed, Joel M. Kronenberg, Bette Meek, Jennifer Foreman, Christine Palermo, Chris Kirman, Igor Linkov, Rita Schoeny, Michael Dourson, Lynn H. Pottenger, and Mary K. Manibusan. 2017. Quantitative weight of evidence to assess confidence in potential modes of action. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 86:205–220. _____Michael Dourson and Raymond G York. 2016. Advances in Assessing Ingredient Safety. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 79:S112-S118. _____Michael Dourson, Bernard Gadagbui, Rod Thompson, Edward Pfau, and John Lowe. 2016. Managing Risks of Noncancer Health Effects at Hazardous Waste Sites: A Case Study Using the Reference Concentration (RfC) of Trichloroethylene (TCE). Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 80:125-133._____ Ted W. Simon, Yiliang Zhu, Michael L. Dourson, Nancy B. Beck. 2016. Bayesian methods for uncertainty factor application for derivation of reference values. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 80:9-24._____ Dourson, Michael, Chinkin, Lyle, MacIntosh, D.L., Finn, Jennifer, Brown, Kathleen, Reid, Stephen, Martinez, Jeanelle. 2016. A Case Study of Potential Human Health Impacts from Petroleum Coke Transfer Facilities. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association May. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2016.1180328._____ Nancy B. Beck, Richard A. Becker, Neeraja Erraguntla, William H. Farland, Roberta L. Grant, George Gray, Christopher Kirman, Judy S. LaKind, R. Jeffrey Lewis, Patricia Nance, Lynn H. Pottenger, Susan L. Santos, Stephanie Shirley, Ted Simon, Michael L. Dourson. 2016. Approaches for describing and communicating overall uncertainty in toxicity character , ,