James Hammitt Directs Risk Analysis Course

Image/Headshot of James Hammitt.

From March 5-8th Professor James Hammitt will direct his annual, 4-day course: Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications. Offered through the Executive and Continuing Education program, the course uses case studies, lectures, and small-group work to explore the principles of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication in the context of regulatory decision making. This year’s course features invited guest Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator and Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will lead an intimate conversation with participants before they gather for a reception after day 2 of the course.

The course draws participants from diverse backgrounds, functions, and organizations, with over 30% of alumni coming from outside the United States, representing more than 30 different countries. As the public becomes increasingly concerned about how their health is impacted by environmental hazards, it is crucial for health organizations, governments, and private companies to use risk analysis to protect public health.

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