Epidemiologic Studies of Mobile Phones

200805210010[1]On May 21, AUA’s College of Health Sciences organized a Public Lecture “Epidemiologic Studies of Mobile Phones” by Dr. Leeka Kheifets, professor of Epidemiology, UCLA, School of Public Health.

Dr. Kheifets presented results of the systematic review of epidemiological studies on health effects of mobile phones, as well as results of the study on prenatal and postnatal exposure to mobile phone use and behavioral problems in seven year old children.

Dr. Kheifets worked as Head of the Radiation Studies Program at the World Health Organization. Previously she was a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute, where she directed a multi–disciplinary electric and magnetic fields (EMF) research program. She taught at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Health Research and Policy. She is widely known for her work in environmental and occupational epidemiology. Dr. Kheifets serves on international and national committees that provide advice to governments on environmental policy. She has served on committees for the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Dr. Kheifets was also a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Groups charged with evaluating potential health effects from EMF exposure. Her research interests include epidemiology of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, as well as a methodologic research in risk assessment and policy development.

Seminar attendees included health NGOs, AUA alumni, students, and faculty, and the general public.