Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Highlights of the Russian Health Studies Program and Updated Research Findings

Speaker:

Mr. Barrett Fountos

Affiliation:

Russian Health Studies Program, U.S. Department of Energy

When:

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Dr. Anna Erickson
daphne.brown@me.gatech.edu
4043855502

Abstract

Highlights of the Russian Health Studies Program and Updated Research Findings


Biography

Barrett N. (Barry) Fountos has over 37 years of public and private sector experience in occupational and environmental epidemiology. Mr. Fountos received his Bachelor's degree in Biology, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his Master's degree in Preventive Medicine from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he majored in epidemiology and minored in biostatistics. Since 2002, Mr. Fountos has managed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Russian Health Studies Program, which assesses worker and public health risks from the former production of nuclear weapons in Russia. Previously, he managed DOE’s radiation health effects research programs in Belarus and Ukraine (Chernobyl) and in Spain (Palomares). Earlier in his career, Mr. Fountos developed health regulations at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers from exposure to toxic substances and at the Environmental Protection Agency to test existing products for adverse health effects. Mr. Fountos is a Member of the American Public Health Association and the Health Physics Society.