Dr. Bonnie S. Richter is the senior epidemiologist at the U.S. Department of Energy. She has been at the Department since 1990 and served as the Director of the Office of Illness and Injury Prevention, 2003-2007. Dr. Richter's professional training is in occupational and environmental epidemiology. Dr. Richter provides the technical expertise for an illness and injury surveillance system of DOE workers, and has conducted epidemiologic studies among workers, as well as residents of communities near DOE sites, potentially exposed to chemical or radionuclides. Trained as a virologist, she is also responsible for pandemic planning for the Department. She has taught epidemiologic methods to diverse audiences, from graduate students to community groups. She currently represents DOE on the National BioDefense Science Board, and a CDC Advisory Board on environmental health. Dr. Richter served on the President's Task Force on Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children, the Federal Interagency Working Group on Women's Health and the Environment, and the National Children's Study Chemical Exposure Group. Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Richter worked for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Ph.D., Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan B.A., Biology, Clark University