Epidemiology & Exposure Science
Do you need to understand health outcomes from occupational and environmental exposures?
If you need to evaluate the relationship between certain exposures of individuals or a population and the disease outcomes that result, epidemiologic studies and biostatistics can provide needed insights.
ORAU’s experts provide evaluation of the exposure-disease relationship through health surveillance programs, independent, scientific investigations, health risk assessments and large cohort studies to inform human health protections procedures and policies.
Our team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health physicists, industrial hygienists and toxicologists offer comprehensive expertise in epidemiologic studies of occupational exposures and health. This includes study design, surveys, data capture and historical document retrieval, comprehensive literature reviews, data exploration and health data analytics.
We are highly specialized in the knowledge of radiological and beryllium exposures based on a long history and unique depth of experience with occupational and environmental health studies on these contaminants. We have also developed significant capability in understanding health outcomes from titanium dioxide and other chemical exposures.
What we offer
- Independent scientific investigations
- Epidemiologic study design and protocols
- Comprehensive literature reviews
- Health surveys and surveillance programs
- Data capture, collection and management
- Health data exploration and analytics
- Biostatistical modeling
- Advanced statistical methods
- Expertise in statistical software: SAS, SPSS, R, Epicure
Customers we serve
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- U.S. Department of Defense
- National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Golden A, Ellis E, Tomenson J, Le H. 2018. Comparison of Risk Estimates from Cox Proportional Hazards and Poisson Modeling for Association of Occupational Titanium Dioxide Exposure and Selected Causes of Death. Annals of Epidemiology (In review).
- Le H, Tomenson J, Warheit D, Fryzek J, Golden A, Ellis E. 2018. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Occupational Titanium Dioxide Exposure and Lung Cancer Mortality. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. American Journal of Industrial Hygiene (Accepted).
- Boice J, Ellis E, Golden A, Girardi D, Cohen S, Chen H, Mumma M, Leggett R, Shore R. 2018. The Past Informs the Future: The Million Worker Study and the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works Cohort. Health Physics Journal. 114(4): 381-385.
- Ellis E, Boice J, Leggett R, Kerr G, Golden A, Girardi D, Cohen S, Mumma M, and Shore R. 2018. Dosimetry is Key to Good Epidemiology: Workers at Mallinckrodt Chemical Works had 5 Different Source Exposures. Health Physics Journal. 114(4): 386-397.
- Smith D, Golden A, Stange B, Newman L, Cragle D, Barker L, Morz P, Weitzenkamp D, Baron A, and Ghosh D. 2018. Clinical and Laboratory Factors Contributing to Uninterpretable Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Tests (BeLPT). American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
- Stange B, Newman L, Golden A, and D Cragle. 2016. Integrated Approach to Health Screening of Former Department of Energy Workers Detects both Occupational and Non-occupational Illness. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 59 (3): 200-211.
For more information or to request support with epidemiology or exposure science studies, contact Dr. Ashley Golden at 865.241.3744, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Betsy Ellis at 865.576.3528, email@example.com.
For more information about contracting with ORAU, contact Dominic Moro at 865.241.1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.