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Richard Clapp

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Phone Number: 978-934-4942
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Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Lowell, MA  01854


An epidemiologist with more than thirty years experience in public health practice, teaching and consulting, Richard (Dick) Clapp is a both an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research projects with the Environmental Health Program at UMass Lowell focus on analyzing data related to environmental causes of cancer and other diseases.

He served as Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry from 1980-1989 and former Co-Chair of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. His research has included studies of cancer around nuclear facilities, in military veterans, in IBM workers and in communities with toxic hazards. He has published more than sixty articles and book chapters and received an award for “Science for the Benefit of Environmental Health” in 2006 from the Toxics Action Center.