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Barbara Albert

Assistant Research Professor and Clinic Director, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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P. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita

Post Doctoral Fellow, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
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Kristen K. Coleman

Assistant Research Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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Yi Esparza

Faculty Specialist, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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Robert H. Feldman

Professor Emeritus, Behavioral and Community Health
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Anushi Garg

Faculty Specialist

Our Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty

Abdel Kadry

Abdel-Razak M. Kadry
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

View Dr. Kadry's CV.

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Dr. Kadry is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Health in College Park, MD. Previously, Dr. Kadry worked as a senior science advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency's Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) and the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) (retired, 2021).

Dr. Kadry has over 35 years of experience in toxicology and risk assessment, including academic research, drug safety and efficacy, food safety and environmental risk assessment. He worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization for five years. In addition, he was a member of the USA Codex Alimentarius team. As the Director of the EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), he led the EPA's risk assessment development activities. He was the Chief of the Technical Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Public Health Sciences, Food Safety and Inspection Service at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) before joining the EPA in 2006. 

Dr. Kadry has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has taught toxicological research and risk assessment principles and applications to a large number of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other professionals in the United States and other countries. Dr. Kadry worked with Dr. M. Haider (UMD) and two Egyptian professors to create an international global graduate course on the use of risk assessment to ensure food safety and security (MIEH 607). This is a web-based course that is very popular at both the University of Maryland and Cairo University.

Dr. Kadry is very involved in the community service in the tri-state area (DC, MD and VA). He works for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) as a certified lead mediator. He was able to successfully mediate many cases, including workplace disputes, scientific disagreements and EEO complaints. He assisted the disputing parties in reaching mutually acceptable resolutions. He is also a green belt certified Lean and Six Sigma professional. He taught a large number of federal employees and others how to use the lean management system to improve the efficiency and quality of various work processes. Mediation and a lean management system, he believes, are good complementary tools to aid in the risk assessment procedure.

Dr. Kadry earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cairo University in Egypt, as well as his MS and PhD in toxicology from Zagazig University in Egypt. Dr. Kadry is a member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), Society of Risk Analysis (SRA), International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and other professional organizations and is certified by both the American Board of Toxicology and the National Board of Veterinary Medicine. He is a past president of SOT's Toxicologists of African Origin (TAO) and a member of the African Chapter of SRA's Board of Directors. He is also a former president of the Association of Government Toxicologists.

Areas of Interest: Environmental Risk Assessment; Food Safety; Bioavailability of Drugs and Pollutants; Drug Safety and Efficacy

Expertise: Big data, modeling and research methods; Environment, water, food and climate change; Global health, human rights and social justice

Education: DVM, Cairo University and PhD in Toxicology, Zagazig University-Egypt, Certified as Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, NC


  • MIEH 607: Risk-Based Approach to Ensure Global Food Safety and Security
  • MIEH 740: Environmental Health Risk Assessment


  • EPA Outstanding Career Achievement Award, 2020 EPA
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Commendable Service in
  • Sustainable and Healthy Community Research program, 2016
  • EPA Bronze Medal Award for Commendable Service for forging an international partnership for advancing EPA mission in protecting human health and environment, 2015.
  • EPA Bronze Medal Award for Commendable Service for outstanding accomplishment in the assessment of public health risk from exposure to Bacillus anthracis to inform clean-up decisions, 2014.
  • EPA’s Bronze Medal for Commendable Service for designing and launching an innovative strategic research action plan for sustainable and healthy communities research program that exemplifies trans-disciplinary approaches to enhancing sustainability, 2013.
  • EPA’s Bronze Medal for Commendable Service for the development of the first comprehensive microbial risk assessment guideline, 2012
  • Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) Administrator’s Award for Excellence, 2005
  • Certificate of Merit, for the assistance in the application of the CARVER methodology in the vulnerability assessments of FSIS-regulated products and for the active role in the training of scientists from other agencies and the industry on the methodology, September 2004.
  • Spot Award for Outstanding efforts in evaluating the animal and human health impact of mineral supplements contaminated with dioxin. April 2003.
  • Letter of Appreciation from FSIS Administrator for the leading OPHS Team in Antimicrobial Evaluation, 2003.
  • Certificate of Appreciation: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in recognition and appreciation for dedication and loyal service, 1996.
  • Fulbright Travel Award, 1995.


  1. Gehlhaus MW 3rd, Gift JS, Hogan KA, Kopylev L, Schlosser PM, Kadry AR (2011). Approaches to cancer assessment in EPA's Integrated Risk Information System. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 15;254(2):170-80.
  2. Golden NJ, Crouch EA, Latimer H, Kadry AR, Kause J. (2009) Risk assessment for Clostridium perfringens in ready-to-eat and partially cooked meat and poultry products. J Food Prot. Jul; 72(7): 1376-84
  3. Lasky T., Sun W., Kadry A., Hoffman M.K. (2004) Mean Total Arsenic Concentrations in Chicken 1989-2000 and estimated exposures for consumers of chicken. Environ Health Perspect. 112(1):18-21 (2004)
  4. Kadry, A.M., Skowronski, G.A., Khodair, A.I., and Abdel-Rahman, M.S. (l995) Determining "Safe" Levels of Exposure: The Validity of the Use of 10X Safety Factors. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment Journal. 1 #5, 565-575.
  5. Kadry, A.M., Okereke, C.S., Abdel-Rahman, M.S., Friedman, M. and Davis, R. (l995) Pharmacokinetics of Benzophenone-3 After Oral Exposure in Male Rats, Journal of Applied Toxicology, Vol. 15(2), 97-102.
  6. Kadry, A.M., Skowronski, G.A., Turkall, R.M. and Abdel-Rahman, M.S. (l995) Comparison Between Oral and Dermal Bioavailability of Soil-Adsorbed Phenanthrene in Female Rats. Toxicology Letters, 78 153-163.
  7. Abdel-Nabi, I. M., Kadry, A.M., Davis, R. and Abdel-Rahman, M.S. (l992) Development and Validation of a High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Determination of Benzophenone-3 in Rats. J. Applied Toxicology, 12, 255-259.
  8. Kadry, A.M., Farghali, H., and Abdel-Rahman, M.S. (l989) Toxicity and Metabolism of Trichloroethylene in Rat Hepatocytes. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol.18, (6): 888 - 894
  9. Hughes, M.F., Kadry, A.M., Gairola, C. G., and Flesher, J. W. (l986) Mutagenic Activity of Biliary Metabolites of 6-hydroxymethyl benzo(a)pyrene. Mutation Research, l73 (4): 251-256
  10. Ewing A., Kadry A. M. and Dorough, H. W. (l985) Comparative Disposition and Elimination of Chlordane in Rats and Mice. Toxicology Letters, 26: 233-239.

Rita R. Colwell, PhD

Distinguished University Professor, UMIACS
University of Maryland, College Park

Michael Grantham, PhD

Assistant Professor
Missouri State Western University 

Marccus Hendricks, PhD

Assistant Professor, Urban Studies & Planning Program
University of Maryland, College Park

Shirley Micallef, PhD

Associate Professor, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
University of Maryland, College Park

Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Thurka Sangaramoorthy, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Maryland, College Park

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