Graduate Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health
Richard Neitzel, PhD, Faculty Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Neitzel is an occupational hygienist interested in exposure and risk assessment in occupational and non-occupational settings and development and evaluation of effective occupational and community health interventions and risk management strategies. He is also interested in incorporating new methodologies and technologies into risk assessment efforts. Prior to his appointment to the faculty of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center and Department of Environmental Health Sciences and to the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, he worked as a Reseach Scientist in the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from 1998-2011. He has been a Certifed Industrial Hygienist since 2003.
Andrew Maynard, PhD
Dr. Maynard is the Charles and Rita Gelman Risk Science Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is Director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center. Andrew’s work focuses on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies, and on innovative approaches to addressing emergent risks. He has testified on a number of occasions before congressional committees on nanotechnology, served on National Academy panels and other advisory boards, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies. Widely published in the academic literature, Andrew is also well known for engaging with with non-expert audiences through old and new media. His current interests include exploring how integrative approaches to risk can support sustainable development in an increasingly complex, interconnected and resource-constrained world.
Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD
Dr. Zikmund-Fisher uses his interdisciplinary background in decision psychology and behavioral economics to study factors that affect individual decision making about a variety of health and medical issues, with a particular emphasis on health and environmental risk perceptions and the effects of poor numeracy (people's ability to interpret quantitative information) on health and medical decision making. His research in health communications focuses on making risk statistics and other types of quantitative health information meaningful and useful for decision making by patients and the public. He is the Principal Investigator of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded Community Perceptions of Dioxins (CPOD) Study and co-led the National Survey of Medical Decisions (the DECISIONS study) project. Dr. Zikmund-Fisher directs the Internet Survey Lab at the UM Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM), is a core faculty member of the UM Health Informatics program, and is affiliated with the UM Risk Science Center, the UM Center for Health Communications Research (UM-CHCR) and the Ann Arbor VAMC HSR&D Center of Excellence. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Medical Decision Making.