Dan Krewski

Dan Krewski

Dr. Krewski is currently Scientific Director of the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa, and Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  He holds a Natural Research Council of Canada Research Chair in Risk Science, focusing on risk assessment and management of a wide range of technological and other risk issues.  From 2007 to 2012, he served as Associate Scientific Director of PrioNet Canada, a $35 million Network of Centres of Excellence established to address the risks associated with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.  Dr Krewski also serves as Chief Risk Scientist and CEO of Risk Sciences International, a Canadian company established in 2006 in partnership with the University of Ottawa to help public and private sector clients in understanding, managing, and communicating risk.

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 1998, Dr. Krewski held a number of research and management positions in Health Canada, including serving as Director of Risk Management and Senior Branch Advisor for Health Risk Assessment in the former Health Protection Branch of the Department.  While with Health Canada, Dr. Krewski laid the groundwork for the Departmental Decision-Making Framework for Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Health Risks.

Dr. Krewski served as Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Environmental Agents, which published its influential report, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy, in 2007.  More recently, Dr. Krewski was closely involved in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s NexGen project, which, building on the NRC vision for the future of toxicity testing, proposed a new framework for the next generation of risk science in 2014.  He also chaired the US Health Effects Institute Diesel Epidemiology Panel, which evaluated current epidemiological evidence on diesel exhaust emissions from a risk assessment perspective in 2015.

Dr. Krewski is a Fellow of the Society of Risk Analysis and the American Statistical Association, and a lifetime National Affiliate of the US National Academy of Sciences.  He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Council of Canadian Academies, which provides science advice to the federal government on a wide range of issues of national and international importance.

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