Name:          Devra Lee Davis                                Birth Date:  June 7, 1946


President and Founder

Environmental Health Trust


Address:        P. O. Box 58

Teton Village, WY 83025


328 Maryland Ave, NE                        Birth Place:        Washington, D.C.

                Washington, DC  20002

Phone:        202-544-7731                                Citizenship:  USA










1967                        University of Pittsburgh                B.S. (cum laude)        Physiological Psychology

1967                        University of Pittsburgh                M.A.                        Sociology of Science





1972                        University of Chicago                Ph.D.                History of Culture/Science Studies




1982                        Johns Hopkins University                M.P.H.        Epidemiology

School of Public Health        




1964-66        University of Pittsburgh                University Undergraduate Fellowship/                                                           Service Awards  

1966        National Science Foundation         Honors Undergraduate

1967                National Science Foundation         Graduate Traineeship, Sociology

1967-70        University of Chicago                 Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow

1968                Virginia Union University, HBCU        Visiting Scholar, Title IV

1971                Catholic University of America         National Science Foundation Fellow in History,                                                                        Philosophy and Sociology of Science

1976        World Man Fund                          Fellow in Health and Environmental Policy

1981-82        Johns Hopkins University                 National Cancer Institute Senior Fellow in Cancer






Faculty and Other Appointments


1971-73        Director of Interdisciplinary Studies (1971-73); Queens College of the City University of New York.

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology National Science Foundation Project on in-service Training Institute.

1973-75        Co-director, National Science Foundation Project on in-service Training Institute.

1982        Faculty Associate, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

1983-93        Founding Director, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, U.S. National Research Council, National Academies of Science

1983        Visiting Professor, Environmental Medicine, University of Madrid.

1985        Visiting Professor, Municipal Institute, Barcelona, Spain.

1989        Visiting Scholar, Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Public Health, Hebrew University.

1994        Senior Scientist, Strang Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, New York, NY.

1996-97        Gotteman Distinguished Professor, Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, New York, NY.

2000-2004        Visiting Professor, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA.  

2000        Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England.

2001        Visiting Professor, Oberlin College, Department of Environmental Studies, Oberlin, Ohio.

2004-10         Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

2004-09        Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer  Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.

1988-2010        Visiting Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.



Selected Advisory Positions


1982-85        Member, National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.

1983-84        Member, Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control.

1984-86        Member, Advisory Group on the Habitability Criteria for Love Canal, U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/New York State Department of Health.

1987-89        Member, Lead Based Paint Advisory Group, National Institute of Building Sciences.

1988-89        Program Consultant, in Toxicology and Epidemiology, Bundesgesundheitsamtes, Berlin, Germany.

1991-93        Expert Advisor, Canadian Health and Welfare Ministry, Ottawa.

1991-93        Expert Advisor to Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

1992-93        Consultant, to the World Bank on Environment and Health; World Development Report; "Investing in Health."

1993-94        Chair, White House Working Group on the Future of the Presidio, Subcommittee on Environmental Health.

1993-95        Steering Committee, Department of Defense Integration Panel for Breast Cancer Research Program ($400 million).

1995        Chair, Secretary's National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, Working Group on Chemicals, Hormones and Breast Cancer.

1995        Advisor, Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment, Massachusetts Department of Health.

1994 -00        Member, Advisory Board of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.

1995 -00        Member, Board of Directors, Mickey Leland Air Toxics Research Center.

1996-Present         Member, Board of Directors, Breast Cancer Fund.

1995         Scientific Advisor, Women’s Environment and Development Organization.

1996         Member, Health Advisory Committee and Committee on the Future of the American Jewish Woman, Hadassah.  

1997-Present         Member, Board of Directors, Climate Institute.

1998-2002                Contributing Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Technology Assessment Group 3.

1999-Present         Member, Board of Directors, Coalition of Organizations on the Environment and

        Jewish Life.

2001         Senior Advisor, World Health Organization, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development.

2005         Member, Science Advisory Board, Canfei Nesharim.

2005        Scientific Advisor, Children’s Health and Environmental Coalition.

2005        Senior Advisor, Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

2007                   Advisory Board Member, Healthy House Institute (HHI)

2007                              Global Environmental Advisor, Newsweek Magazine

2007-2010        Member of the Environmental Steering Committee for the University of Pittsburgh         Medical Center

2011-        Expert Advisor Health Canada, Committee on Pesticides

2011-         Expert, City and County of San Francisco, Cell Phone Safety



Editorial Positions


1974-76        Editorial Board, Theory & Society.

1986        Editorial Board, Toxicology and Industrial Health.  

1987-91        Editorial Board, Risk Analysis.

1989-Present         Reviewer, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Environmental Research, Environmental Health Perspectives, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, and Environmental Research.

1994        Editorial Board, Cancer Prevention International.



Other Professional Activities


1981        Governing Council Member, 1981-89, Society of Occupational and Environmental Health

1985        Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, F.A.C.E, Member, Certification Committee

1986        Fellow, American College of Toxicology

1987        Vice-president, Society of Occupational and Environmental Health

1987        Fellow, Collegium Ramazzini

1991        Founding Member, Breast Cancer Prevention Collaborative Research Group





Professional Experience


1977-79        Senior Health Policy Advisor, Science Advisory Board, Office of the

Administrator; Executive Secretary of the Administrator's toxic Substances

Advisory Committee; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Washington, D.C.

1979-83        Science Policy Director, (1982-83); Director, Toxic Substances Program (1979-82) Environmental Law Institute; Washington, D.C.

1983-93        Scholar in Residence, (1989-93); Director, (1983-89) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (1985-89); Board on Environmental Health Hazards (1983- 85); National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council; Washington, D.C.

1993-95        Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Washington, D.C.

1994-99        Presidential Appointee, National Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (Confirmed by U.S. Senate).        

1995-00        Director: Senior Scientist, (1995-00), Health, Environment and Development Program, World Resources Institute (W.R.I.); Washington, D.C.








American Association for the Advancement of Science

American College of Epidemiology, Fellow

American College of Toxicology, Fellow

American Public Health Association

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

International Society for Pharmaco-Epidemiology

New York Academy of Sciences

Society of Toxicology

Society of Neuro-Oncology






1992        Conservative Women’s League Woman of Distinction

1994        Director’s Commendation, National Cancer Institute

1994        May--Noreen Holland Foundation Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Research

1994        October--Betty Ford Cancer Center American Cancer Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breast Cancer

1996        October--Mayors Breast Cancer Hero Award, San Francisco

1998        June—Innovator and Distinguished Lecturer: Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1998        Global Guru, GLOBE, Organization of European Parliament, and Official Environmental Parliamentarians

2002        National Book Award Finalist, Bronze Medal in Non-Fiction for When Smoke Ran Like Water, Basic Books, 2002

2002        Finalist (Outstanding Online Coverage), 1st Annual Awards for Reporting the Environment, Society for Environmental Journalists,

2004        Compass Award Winner, Women’s Leadership Exchange, American Express Open Network, Dallas, TX

2006        Gordon MacDonald Award for Research and Public Policy on Climate, Climate Institute

2007         Golden Carrot Award from Center for Cancer Education

2007       Nobel Peace Prize, for Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with Al Gore

2008        Snowy Egret Award, Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc.

2008         July- Lisa Zhang Environmental Award, United Nations

2008        November- Rachel Carson Legacy Award, Rachel Carson Homestead

2008        November- Nominated one of Fitness Magazines Fit 50!

2009        June- Goddess Artemis Award, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

2010        Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals Karl Mason Award                



Endowed Lectures


1990        March--Bristol Meyers Squibb Keynote Lecturer, Danish Society for Cancer Research, Copenhagen

1992        November--Woman of Distinction Award, Conservative Women's League, New York

1992        November--Dr. A. Clement and Hilda Freeman Silverman Memorial Lecturer, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Health Science Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York

1992        November--Breast Cancer: Public Policy, Prevention and Cost-effectiveness Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1993        January--Distinguished Lecturer, University of California, Davis

1993        April--Distinguished Lecturer, Bell Corporation Laboratories

1994        October--Michigan Medical Society Distinguished Lecturer

1999        Distinguished Lecturer, Flemming Science Lecture, University of Texas

2000        Dean’s Symposium on the Environment, Harvard School of Public Health

2001        Distinguished Lecturer: Macalester College, St. Mary’s College, and Chatham College

2002        Visiting Professor: Brown University, Special Lectures, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harvard University, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health

2002        Special Lectures: The Breast Cancer Lectures: Breast Cancer and the Environment: What We Know…What We Suspect…What We Can Do in the Meantime. University Hospital and Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Primary Clinical Teaching Affiliate of SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Affiliated Teaching Hospital of New York Medical College.

2003        September--Evening Keynote Address, The Corporate State, New York

2003        October Speaker, Bioneers Collective Heritage Institute Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth San Rafael California

2003        Special Lectures: Bowdoin College, Colby College, University of Pittsburgh: Honors College, Henry Ford Cancer Center, Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center, Harvard College, Syracuse University, Rochester University Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, University of San Diego, San Francisco Medical Society, and Woods Hole Research Center

2004                Special Lectures: Grand Rounds Mon Valley Hospital; Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and School of Law; Johns Hopkins University; Komen Foundation of Pittsburgh; University of London

2005         Special Lectures: University of New Hampshire; Duke University; Komen Foundation: Wyoming; Merrimack College; Georgetown University; Roche College; Greens Farms Academy

2005        February, Bioneers Conference, Speaker Series: Pathway to Healing Speaker Series: Breast Cancer and the Environment

2005        May--Keynote Speaker, 100 Women in Hedge Funds Meeting: “Take Charge of Your Health: Environmental Links to Chronic Illness in Women & Children,” New York, NY

2005        May, “How the Environment Shapes Life, Death, and Sex: Lessons from When Smoke Ran Like Water” Slippery Rock University

2005        July-- Professional and Public Lectures at Universities of Turin, Milan and Venice, “Patterns of Breast Cancer as Clues to Avoidable Cause of Cancer,” Italy

2005        September, “Seeking the Truth about the Environment and your Health: Separating Truth from Fiction,” American Medical Writers Association, Pittsburgh, PA

2005        October—Keynote Speaker, “The Shotgun Wedding of Law and Science” New York State Supreme Court Appellate Judges, Cooperstown, NY

2005        October--Keynote Speaker, “The Costs of Benefit of Public Health Impacts” Canadian Economics Association, HEC Montreal

2005        October,”Women and Science in Environmental Health Research,” American Association of University Women, Newark, NJ

2005        October, Keynote Speaker, “The Early History of Science and Environmental Regulation,” PA Public Health Association, Pittsburgh, PA

2005        October, Keynote Speaker, Breast Cancer Awareness, Environmental Protection Agency Region 3, Philadelphia, PA

2005        November, Keynote Address, “Modern Environmental Science and Policy,” Annual Meeting of Licensed Site Professionals, Massachusetts

2005        November, “When Smoke Ran Like Water: What do Donora, Pennsylvania and London, England have to do with Mexico City, Mexico?” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2005        November, “Cancer and the Environment,” Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, San Francisco, CA

2005        November, “How the Environment Shapes Life, Death and Sex,” Women’s Environmental Network, San Francisco, CA

2005        December, “Priorities for Environmental Health Research,” Mexican Government, Toluca, Mexico

2006        February, “When Smoke Ran Like Water: Cancer and the Environment,” Café Scientique, Pittsburgh, PA

2006        March, “How Far Would You Go to Prevent Breast Cancer?” Susan G. Komen Foundation, Greater New York Chapter, New York, NY

2006        March, “Cancer and the Environment,” Rachel’s Network, Washington, DC

2006        March, “Women, the Environment, and your Health: Leading for Change,” Chatham College-History Maker in Residence Program, Pittsburgh, PA

2006        April, “Health Impacts Linked to Emissions from Carbon-based Fuels  Options for Energy Production from Non-Carbon-Emitting Sources, a Symposium.”  University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2006        May, “Dvar Torah on the Environment” Environmental lecture

2006        August, Keynote Address “Case for Environmental Oncology” 11th World Congress of Public Health-8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health

2006        September, “Case For Environmental Oncology” ISEE

2006        September, “Safe Cosmetics Campaign-Cosmetics Summit Workshop” Pittsburgh Summit

2006        September, “Case For Environmental Oncology” A-E Regional Chapter Fall Symposium

2006        September, “Health Effects of Passive Smoking” Allegheny County Smoking Ban

2006        October, “The Case for Environmental Oncology” CME

2006        October, Keynote Speaker, “Children’s Health and the Environment” Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh

2006        October, Filmed for French Documentary “War on Cancer” by filmmaker Sylvie Gilman

2006        November, “Ethics Lecture” Duquesne University Graduate School, Masters Program

2006        November, Keynote Speaker, “Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction in the 21st Century” NYC Women’s Leadership Exchange, NYU Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society

2007        February,”Environmental Oncology – Focus: Tobacco Smoke” Physicians for Social Responsibility, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

2007        February—Keynote Speech “Cancer Prevention and Environmental Oncology.” Cancer Care Ontario/Canadian Cancer Society Meeting; Address to Senior Canadian Policy Makers Parliamentarians; Public Forum on the Environment and Cancer

2007        March—Keynote Speaker, “Leading by Example Going Green in Pittsburgh” Centers for Disease Control and University of Texas at Houston Medical Center

2007        April—Guest lecturer, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, “Dispatches from a Wounded, Never-Again Expert Witness: Comments on the Shotgun Wedding of Law and Science”

2007        April, Grand Rounds, Magee-Womens Hospital, Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer

2007         April, Women’s Health and the Environment, Unexplained Patterns in Women’s Health and         the Environment

2007        April, Keynote Speaker, The Green Living Show (Toronto)

2007        May, Keynote Speaker, Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals Annual         Meeting

2007        May, Panel Speaker, Urban Zen Initiative

2007        May, Keynote Speaker, Cancer – It’s About Prevention; It’s About Time! (University of                 Ottawa)

2007        June, Plenary Speaker, American Holistic Medical Association Clinical and Scientific Conference

2007        October, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, The Secret History of the War on                 Cancer

2007        October, Carnegie Mellon University, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        October, Georgetown University Law School, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        October, Town Hall Seattle, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        October, Harvard University, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        October, Brown University, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        October, Boston, MA, Keynote Speaker, Heinz Conference on Women’s Health and the         Environment

2007        November, New York Academy of Sciences, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2007        November, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, The Secret History         of the War on Cancer

2008        January, Toronto, Canada, Town Hall and Keynote Speaker, Linking Environmental

                Impacts and Women's Health, Women’s Health Forum,


2008        March, NIEHS, The need to revitalize toxicology:  Lessons from the secret history of the war         on cancer

2008        March, EPA Women’s History Month, Keynote Speaker, Getting Beyond the ‘Smog’:                 Overcoming Resistance in the Pursuit of Clean Air

2008        March, Lecturer in Beyond Pesticides University of Berkeley

2008        March, Lecturer University of Virginia

2008        April, Tulane University Annual Environmental Law Conference, Keynote Speaker

2008        April, Special Guest Lecturer, Kutztown University

2008        April, Indiana University Worker Appreciation Day

2008        April, Pan American Health Organization, International Worker Health and Safety


2008        April, Guest Lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008        June, Keynote 2008 GRC on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

2008        Lecturer Era of Hope 2008 held in Baltimore Maryland

2008        September, Keynote at Action in Anchorage, Fairbanks University of Alaska

2008        September, Presidents Cancer Panel

2008        September, Keynote Highmark Blur Cross Blue Shield Conference

2008        September, Lecturer Women’s Health Heinz Conference

2008        September, Lecturer John Hopkins University

2008        September, Speaker, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, University of Pittsburgh's         Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

2008        September, Speaker, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, University of Alaska                 Fairbanks

2008        September,   What the History of Epidemiology and Toxicology Teaches Us About Ethics

2008        October, Participant ISEE in Pasadena California

2008        October, Keynote Donora 60th Anniversary

2008        October, Lecturer Collegium Ramazzini, Italy

2008        October, Lecturer Genoa Science Festival Italy

2008         October, Participant United Nations Conference, Rome Italy

2008        October, Speaker at The Importance of Prenatal Exposures to Toxins, Magee-Women’s         Hospital

2008         October, Speaker, Environmental Links to Cancer, President's Cancer Panel - Industrial and         Manufacturing Exposures, New Brunswick, NJ

2008        October, Speaker, The secret History of the War on Cancer, Highmark Blue Cross Blue                 Shield, Nemacolin Woodlands

2008        October, Speaker, Women’s Health and the Environment Conference, David L. Lawrence         Convention Center, Pittsburgh PA

2008        October, Speaker, What the Secret History of the War on Cancer Teaches Us, Johns                 Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

2008        November, Speaker, Environmental Links to Cancer, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H.                 Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota

2008        November, Speaker, Donora 60th Anniversary, Donora, PA

2008        November, Speaker, Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival, Torino, Italy

2008        November, Speaker, Collegium Ramazzini and Genoa Science Festival, Italy

2008        November, Speaker, JALBCA Conference, The Assoc. of the Bar of the City of NY

2008        November, Speaker, InfoFair 2008 Uni Utah’s Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library &         Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment Salt Lake City, Utah - Keynote lecture and         panel discussion

2008        December, Speaker, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Carnegie Library Pittsburgh

2008        December, Speaker The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Pittsburgh Superintendents         Forum, Nemacolin PA, "Leading the Way: Educating, Conserving, Innovating”

2009        January, Speaker, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, Drue Heinz Lecture: Carnegie         Music Hall

2009        January, Speaker, The case for Environmental Precaution, Jackson Hole, WY Center for the         Arts.

2009        January- Drue Heinz Endowed Lecture

2010        January, The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Inaugural Ceremony of the Science and Resource Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

2010        February, Environmental Carcinogens Symposium, Centurion Lake Hotel, Centurion,Pretoria

2010        February, Keynote Speaker, American Environmental Health Foundation, University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health

2010        March, Teton County Library, Jackson, Wyoming

2010        May, International Women’s Forum, Ecuador

2010        June, American Environmental Health Foundation, University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health, Dallas, Texas

2010        September, Sneak Preview of Disconnect, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, WY

2010        September, Maloy Lecture: What We Know, What We Don't Know, Mortara Center,         Georgetown University, Washington, DC

2010        October, Breast Cancer & the Environment: From the Workplace to Cell Phones, Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY

2010        October, Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?,  SF Club Office, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA

2010        October, Symposium at UCSF, Cell Phones: Health Impacts of Radiofrequency Exposure, UCSF,San Francisco, CA

2010        October, Pennsylvania Governor's Occupational Safety Health Conference, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA

2010        October, University of Miami, Acufest - Biltmore Health & Wellness Festival, Miami

2010        October, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Cancer's Calling!  The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, Berkeley, CA

2010        November, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, Disconnect Launch

2010        November, Brock University, Disconnect Launch

2010        November, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Disconnect Launch

2010        November, Trent University Peterborough Ontario Canada, The Secret History of the War on Cancer

2010        November,  Radiation Research Trust - Cell Phone Safety, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Westminster, London, UK

2010        November, Toxicology, Epidemiology, and Exposure Assessment of Mobile Phones, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

2010        Maloy Family Foundation, Distinguished Lecture, School of Foreign Service, Program in         Science, Technology and Public Policy, Georgetown University

2010           Shepherd Family Endowed Lecture, Trent University

2010        University of California at San Francisco, Grand Rounds on Cell Phones and Health

2011        University of Montana, Endowed Lecture







1.        Davis DL.  When Smoke Ran Like Water. Basic Books, 2002.  (Italian Edition) Quando Il Fumo Scorreva Come L’Acqua, 2004. Also translated into Korean (2003), Japanese (2004), and Mandarin (2007)

2.        Davis DL. The Secret History of the War on Cancer. Basic Books, 2007.  (Italian Edition) La storia segreta della Guerra al cancro, 2007, also in Mandarin and Korean.

3.        Davis DL.  Disconnect: the Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, what the Industry has done to Hide it, and How to Protect your Family, Dutton (2010), also in French, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin, Estonian, and editions in Australia, U.K. and India



Book Reviews: The Secret History of the War on Cancer


  1. Barry Castleman. Choosing One's Battles.  American Scientist.  May-June 2008.
  2. James Huff  commentary. Environmental Health Perspectives.  February 2008.
  3. Bookshelf (PDF) New York Law Journal. Jan 2008.
  4. Cathleen Medwick. The Cancer Conspiracies.  O: The Oprah Magazine.  Nov. 2007
  5. Pamela Weintraub.  What’s Really Causing Cancer.  Discover Magazine.  Nov. 2007
  6. Daniel S. Greenberg. The Dark Side of Cancer Research. Nature Journal.  Oct. 2007
  7. Dick Clapp. "War on Cancer" Book Elicits Warring Reviews. The Pump Handle. Dec. 2007
  8. The Secret History of the War on Cancer. The Lancet Oncology.  Nov. 2007
  9. Peter Boyle.  Conspiracy Theories of Cancer. The Lancet.  Nov 2007.
  10. Richard Horton.  Cancer: Malignant Maneuvers.  New York Review of Books.  March 2008.
  11. Sandra Steingraber. Theories of Cancer.  Times of London.  Jan. 2008
  12. The New Republic
  13. Toronto Star Best Sellers for 2007
  14. Samuel Epstein. New York Times Discredits New Book.  World News. March 2008.
  15. San Francisco Chronicle Best Sellers. San Francisco Chronicle. Dec. 2007


Book Reviews:  Disconnect


  1. Should you be snuggling with your cell phone? , The New York Times, November 15, 2010
  2. Are Cell Phones and Wi-Fi Hazardous to Your Health?, Huffington Post, October 13, 2010
  3. Disconnect: Why Cell Phones May Be Killing Us ,, October 10, 2010
  4. Examining the dangers of cellphones, Miami Herald, October 10, 2010
  5. Do Mobile Phones Post a Health Risk?, Technology, October 7, 2010
  6. Cell Phone Panic Comes to San Francisco, NBC Bay Area, October 7, 2010
  7. Do Mobile Phones Post a Health Risk?, Technology, October 7, 2010
  8. Cut Phone Radiation, Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2010
  9. The disturbing truth about cell phones,, September 27, 2010
  10. A cancer muckraker takes on cell phones, TIME, September 27, 2010
  11. The disturbing truth about cell phones, The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2010
  12. Cell Phones and Cancer: A Scientist’s Persuasive New Book, Time, September 27, 2010
  13. Cautions about cell phone use, especially for children,, September 26, 2010
  14. John Toppings, Jr.,  Book Review,  September 25, 201



Books and Journals Edited:


  1. Davis DL, Ritts LS, and Wolf V, Eds. Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes.  Washington, D.C.: American Law Institute, American Bar Association. 1980, 459 pp.
  2. Davis DL, Trauberman J, et al., editors.  Six Case Studies of Compensation for Toxic Substances Pollution:  Alabama, California, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Texas. Prepared for the United States Congressional Research Service. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. 1980, 521 pp.
  3. Ng LKY and Davis DL, Eds.  Strategies for Public Health: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease.  New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1981, 416 pp.
  4. Davis DL and Gusman S, Eds.  Exposure Assessment: an Introduction. Two Special Issues: Toxic Substances Journal 1982 Summer;4(1), 76 pp and Autumn;4(2),170 pp.
  5. Davis DL and Hoel D, Eds.  Trends in Cancer in Industrial Countries, Annals of the New York Academy of Science; 609. 1990, 345 pp.
  6. Davis DL and Samet J (Eds. Anon.).  Multiple Chemical Hypersensitivity.  Addendum to Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 202 pp.
  7. Davis DL (Ed. Anon.).  Volume I:  Environmental Epidemiology:  Public Health and Hazardous Wastes. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. 1991, 282 pp.
  8. Davis DL, Ed.. Breast Cancer: Hormones, Hormone Metabolism, Environment, and Breast Cancer.  Environ Health Perspect. 1997 April; 105 (Suppl 3).
  9. Davis DL, Krupnick A, and McGlynn G, Eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Estimating the Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies, March 27-29, 2000. OECD. 2000, November.


Peer Reviewed:


  1. Davis DL.  The woman in the moon: Prolegomenon for women's studies.  Female Studies. 1972; 5: 120-42.
  2. Davis DL.  Watergate: Government by negation. Theory and Society. 1974; 1: 111-16.
  3. Davis DL.  Theodore W. Adorno: Theoretician through negations. Theory and Society, 2:105-16, 1975.
  4. Davis DL.  The history and sociology of the scientific study of acupuncture. Am J Chin Med 1975; 3(1): 5-26.
  5. Davis DL.  The shadow scale: an unobtrusive measure of door-to-door interviewing.  Sociol Rev 1976; 6: 143-50.
  6. Davis DL.  When the neighbors get noisy, we bang on the walls: a critique of density and crowding. Am J Soc Behav Sci 1976.
  7. Davis DL. Multiple risk assessment: Preventive strategy for public health. Toxic Sub J 1979; 1(3): 205-25.
  8. Babich H, Davis DL, and Stotzky G.  Acid Precipitation. Environ 1980; 22(4): 6-13.  
  9. Davis DL, and Babich H.  Food tolerances and action levels: Do they adequately protect children? Bioscience 1981; 31(6): 429-32, 435-38..
  10. Babich H, Davis DL, and Trauberman J.  Environmental quality criteria: Some considerations. Environ Manage 1981; 6(23): 191-205..
  11. Davis DL.  Cancer in the workplace: The case for prevention. Environ 1981; 23(6): 25-37.  Reprinted in Congressional Record, October 20, 1981.
  12. Davis DL and Babich H.  Phenol: a review of environmental and health risks. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 1981; 1:90-109.
  13. Davis DL, Babich H, and Stotzky G.  Dibromochloropropane. Sci Total Environ 1981: 17: 207-21.
  14. Davis DL, Bridbord K, and Schneiderman M.  Estimating cancer causes: Problems in methodology, production, and trends. Banbury Report 9: Quantification of Occupational Cancer 1981: 285-316.
  15. Davis DL, and Babich H.  Updating federal standards for toxicants: N-hexane as the model.  Environ Monit Assess 1982; 2: 287-99.
  16. Davis DL.  Lead: Ancient metal, new concerns. The Environmental Forum 1982; 1(1): 24-6.
  17. Davis DL, Bridbord K, and Schneiderman M.  Cancer prevention: Assessing causes, exposures and recent trends in incidence and mortality. Teratogenesis, Carcinogenesis, and Mutagenesis 1982; 2:105-135.  Reprinted in Int J Health 1983; 13(3): 337-72.
  18. Davis DL, Ritts L, and Trauberman J. Addendum 2 -- Compensations for victims of toxic pollution -- Assessing the scientific knowledge base. National Science Foundation 1983. NTIS Pb 83212-308.  71 pp.
  19. Davis DL. The 'Shotgun Wedding' of science and law: Risk assessment and judicial review. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 1985; 10(1): 67-109.
  20. Davis DL, Mandula B, and Van Ryzin J.  Assessing the power and quality of epidemiologic studies of asbestos exposed populations. Toxicol Ind Health 1985; 1(4): 93-110.
  21. Davis DL, and Mandula B.  Airborne asbestos and public health. Annu Rev Public Health 1985; 6: 195-221.
  22. Davis DL, Lilienfeld A, Gittelsohn A, and Scheckenbach ME.  Increasing trends in some cancers in older Americans: Fact or artifact? Toxicol Ind Health 1986; 2(1): 127-44. Reprinted in Int J Health Serv 1988; 18(1): 35-68.
  23. Davis DL, and Pope A.  Reproductive risks of benzene: Need for additional study. Toxicol Ind Health 1986; 2(4): 445-51.
  24. Davis DL, and Schwartz J.  Trends in cancer mortality: US white males and females, 1968-1983. Lancet 1988;  1 (8586): 633-636.
  25. Davis DL.  Changing policy roles of environmental epidemiology. (Ninth Symposium on Statistics and the Environment) Statistical Science 1989; 3(3): 281-285.
  26. Davis DL.  Natural anticarcinogens, carcinogens, and changing patterns in cancer: Some speculation. Environ Res 1989; 50 (2): 322-39.  Digested in Health and Environment Digest, November 1990.
  27. Davis DL.  Court-ordered secrecy and public health. Lancet 1990; 336:168.
  28. Davis DL.  Protecting women out of their jobs [Editorial]. Lancet 1990; 336: 1289.
  29. Davis DL, Hoel D, Fox J, and Lopez A.  International trends in cancer mortality in France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, England and Wales, and the U.S. Lancet 1990; 336: 474-81.  
  30. Davis DL, Hoel D, Fox J, and Lopez A.  International trends in cancer mortality in France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, England and Wales, and the U.S Expanded in Ann NY Acad Sci 1990; 609: 5-58.
  31. Davis DL, Hoel D, Percy C, Ahlbom A, and Schwartz J. Is brain cancer mortality increasing in industrial countries? Ann NY Acad Sci 1990; 336: 191-214.
  32. Nicholson WJ, and Davis DL.  Analyses of changes in ratio of male to female cancer mortality: Hypothesis generating exercise. Ann NY Acad Sci 1990; 609:290-99.
  33. Axelson O, Davis DL, Forestiere L, Schneiderman M, and Wagener D. Non-smoking attributable lung cancer. Ann NY Acad Sci 1990; 609:165-78.
  34. Davis DL, Ahlbom A, Hoel D, and Percy C. Is brain cancer mortality increasing in industrial countries? Am J Ind Med 1991; 19(4): 421-31.
  35. Hoel D, Davis DL, Miller AJ, Sondik EJ, and Swerdlow AJ.  Trends in major sites of cancer in 15 industrial countries, 1969-1986, J Natl Cancer Inst 1992; 84: 313-21.  Also in Health and Environment Digest 1992; 6:1-2.  Reprinted in Environmental Health Monthly 1992; 4(12).
  36. Davis DL, and Hoel D.  Figuring out cancer. Int J Health Serv 1992; 22(3): 447-453.
  37. Davis DL, Friedler G, Mattison D, and Morris D. Male mediated teratogenesis and other reproductive effects: Biologic and epidemiologic findings and a plea for clinical research.  Reprod Toxicol 1992; 6: 289-92.
  38. Ben-Sasson M, and Davis DL.  Medical hypothesis:  Neonatal exposure to protoporphyrin activating lighting as a contributing cause of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia. Cancer Causes and Control 1992; 3: 383-87.
  39. Davis DL, Blair A, and Hoel D. Agricultural exposures and cancer trends in developed countries.  Environ Health Perspect 1993; 100: 39-44.
  40. Davis DL, Bradlow HL, Wolff MS, Woodruff T, Hoel G, and Anton-Culver H.  Medical hypothesis:  Xenoestrogens as preventable causes of breast cancer.  Environ Health Perspect 1993; 101(5): 372-77. (Selected as an Example of Excellence in the Entire Field of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology in Quintessence, Excellence in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology).
  41. Woodruff T, Wolff MS, Davis DL, and Hayward D.  Organochlorine exposure estimation in the study of cancer etiology. Environ Res 1994; 65(1): 132-44.
  42. Davis DL, Dinse GE, and Hoel DG. Decreasing cardiovascular disease and increasing cancer among whites in the United States from 1973 to 1987: Good news and bad news. J Am Med Assoc 1994; 271(6):431-43.  (Selected as an Example of Excellence in the Entire Field of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology in Quintessence, Excellence in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology).
  43. Silbergeld EK, and Davis DL.  The role of biomarkers in identifying and understanding environmentally induced disease. Clin Chem 1994 40(7):1363-67.
  44. Davis DL, and Love SM. Mammographic screening. J Am Med Assoc 1994; 271(2):152-53.
  45. Bradlow HL, Davis DL, Gong l, Sepkovic DW, and Tiwari R. 1995. Effects of pesticides on the ratio of 16a/2-hydroxyestrone: A biologic marker of breast cancer. Environ Health Prospect 1995; 103(Suppl7):147-150.
  46. Davis DL, and Muir C. Estimating avoidable causes of cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1995; 103(Suppl8): 301-06.
  47. Zahm S, Fraumeni JF, and Davis DL, Eds. Avoidable cancer causes. Environ Health Prospect Suppl 1995; 103(Suppl 8): 326pp.
  48. Davis DL, and Bradlow HL. Can environmental estrogens cause breast cancer? Scientific American 1995; 273(4):166.
  49. Davis DL.  Cancer research at the crossroads.  Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Fall 1995.
  50. Working Group on Public Health and Fossil-Fuel Combustion (Davis DL). Short-term improvements in public health from global-climate policies on fossil-fuel combustion: an interim report. Lancet 1997; 350(9088): 1341-48. Presented to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, 1997.
  51. Davis DL, Axelrod D, Osborne M, and Telang N.  Environmental influences on breast cancer risk. Science & Medicine 1997; 4(3): 56-63.
  52. Davis DL, Telang NT, Osborne MP, and Bradlow HL. Medical hypothesis: bifunctional genetic-hormonal pathways to breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1997; 105(Suppl 3): 571-76.
  53. Davis DL, and Ahmed AK.  Exposures from indoor spraying of chlorpyrifos pose greater health risks to children than currently estimated. Environ Health Perspect 1998; 106(6): 299-301.  
  54. Davis DL, Gottlieb MB, and Stampnitzky JR. Reduced ratio of male to female births in several industrial countries. J Am Med Assoc 1998; 279(13): 1018-23.
  1. Davis DL, Axelrod D, Osborne M, Telang N, Bradlow HL, and Sittner E.  Avoidable causes of breast cancer:  The known, unknown and suspected. Ann NY Acad Sci 1998; 833:112-28.
  2. Davis DL, Pongsiri M, and Wolff M.  Recent developments on the avoidable causes of breast cancer. Ann NY Acad Sci 1998: 837: 513-23.
  3. Davis DL, Axelrod D, Bailey L, Gaynor M, and Sasco A.  Rethinking breast cancer risk      and the environment: The case for the precautionary principle. Environ Health Perspect 1998; 106(9): 523-29.
  4. Bradlow HL, Davis DL, Sepkovic DW, Tiwari R, and Osborne MP.  Role of the estrogen receptor in the action of organochlorine pesticides on estrogen metabolism in human breast cancer cell lines. Sci Total Environ 1998; 202: 9-14.
  5. Wu C, Maurer C, Wang Y, Shouszheng X, and Davis DL.  Water pollution and human        health in China. Environ Health Perspect 1999; 107 (4): 251-56.
  6. Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Sasco AJ, Hoel DG, and Davis DL.  Unexplained increases in         cancer incidence in the U.S. from 1975-94. Ann Rev Public Health 1999; 20:173-209.
  7. Gray GM, Goldstein BD, Bailar J, Davis DL, Delzell E, Dost F, Greenberg RS, Hatch M,       Hodgson E, Ibrahim MA, Lamb J, Lavy T, Mandel J, Monson R, Robson M, Shore R, and     Graham JD. The federal government’s agricultural health study: A critical review with suggested improvements. Hum Ecol Risk Assess 2000; 6(1): 47-71.
  8. Bell ML, and Davis DL. Reassessment of the lethal London Fog of 1952: acute and chronic consequences of acute exposure to air pollution. Environ Health Perspect 2001; 109(Suppl 3): 389–94.
  9. Cifuentes L, Borja VL, Gouveia N, Thurston G, and Davis DL. Assessment of the urban air pollution benefits of global warming mitigation: Santiago, Sao Paulo; Mexico City and New York City. Environ Health Perspect 2001; 109(3): 419-25.
  10. Axelrod D, Hajek RA, Jones LA, and Davis DL. It's time to rethink dose: The case for combining cancer and birth and developmental defects. Environ Health Perspect 2001; 109(6): A246-49.
  11. Cifuentes L, Borja VL, Gouveia N, Thurston G, and Davis DL. Hidden health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation.  Science 2001; 293:1257-59.
  12. Kyle AD, Woodruff T, Buffler PA, and Davis DL. Use of an index to reflect the aggregate burden of long-term exposure to criteria air pollutants in the United States. Environ Health Perspect 2002; 110(Suppl 1): 95-102.
  13. Davis DL, and Webster PM. The social context of science: cancer and the environment. Annals Amer Acad Politic Soc Sci 2002; 584:13-34.
  14. Davis DL, Bell M, and Fletcher T. A look back at the London Smog of 1952 and the half century since. Environ Health Perspect 2002; 110(12):A734-5.
  15. Bell ML, Davis DL, Cifuentes L, Cohen A, Gouveia N, Grant L, Green C, Johnson T, Rogat J, Spengler J, and Thurston G. International expert workshop on the analysis of the economic and public health impacts of air pollution: workshop summary.  Environ Health Perspect 2002; 110(11): 1163-8.
  16. Davis DL, and Forrester, C. Past and Present Environmental Health Challenges in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Some Comments on the Right to a Clean Environment, Am J Law Med 2004; 30: 305-332.
  17. Bell M, Davis DL, and Fletcher T. A retrospective assessment of mortality from the London smog episode of 1952: the role of influenza and pollution.  Environ Health Perspect 2004; 112(1):6-8.
  18. Thayer KA, Melnick R, Burns K, Davis DL, Huff J. Fundamental flaws of hormesis for public health decisions. Environ Health Perspect 2005; 113(10):1271-76.
  19. Van Larebeke NA, Birnbaum LS, Boogaerts MA, Bracke M, Davis DL, Demarini DM, Hooper K, Huff J, Kleinjans JC, Legator MS, Schoeters G, Vahakangas K.  Unrecognized or potential risk factors for childhood cancer.  Int J Occup Environ Health 2005; 11(2):199-201.
  20. Davis DL, Bell ML, Gouveia N, Borja-Aburto VH, and Cifuentesn LA. The avoidable health effects of air pollution in three Latin American cities: Santiago, São Paulo, and Mexico City. Environ Res 2006; 100(3): 431-40.
  21. Thayer Kristina, AMelnick Ronald, Huff James, Burns Kathy, Davis Devra Hormesis: a new religion? Environmental Health Perspectives, November 2006.
  22. Axelson O, Balbus JM, Cohen G, Davis DL, Donnay A, Doolittle R, Duran BM, Egilman D, Epstein SS, Goldman L, Grandjean P, Hansen ES, Heltne P, Huff J, Infante P, Jacobson MF, Joshi TK, LaDou J, Landrigan PJ, Lee PR, Lockwood AH, MacGregor G, Melnick R, Messing K, Needleman H, Ozonoff D, Ravanesi B, Richter ED, Sass J, Schubert D, Suzuki D, Teitelbaum D, Temple NJ, Terracini B, Thompson A, Tickner J, Tomatis L, Upton AC, Whyatt RM, Wigmore D, Wilson T, Wing SB, Sharpe VA, Re: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2003 Oct-Dec;9 (4):386-9; (author reply 389-90).
  23. Donovan MA, Miles T, Latimer JJ, Grant S, Talbott E, Sasco A, and Davis, DL. Association between biomarkers of environmental exposure and increased risk of breast cancer.  Nature Reviews Cancer 2006; 6(8).
  24. Donovan MA, Tiwary C, Axelrod D, Sasco A,Jones L, Hajek R, Sauber E, Kuo J, and Davis DL. Personal care products that contain estrogens or xenoestrogens may increase breast cancer riskMed Hypotheses 2007; 68(4): 756-66.
  25. Davis DL, Webster PM, Stainthorpe H, and Doi R. Trends in Sex ratio in Japan and the U.S. Environ Health Perspect. [Accepted February 23, 2007] [Online April 9, 2007].
  26. Davis DL, Tiwary C, Donovan MA, Axelrod D, and Sasco A.  Redefining normal age of breast growth obscures potential environmental causes.  Pediatrics 2007; 111(1).
  27. Davis DL, Donovan MA, Herberman R, Gaynor M, Axelrod D, van Larebeke N, and Sasco AJ.  The Need to Develop Centers for Environmental Oncology. Biomed Pharmacother. 2007 Dec;61(10):614-22.
  28. Davis DL, Webster P, Stainthorpe H, Chilton J, Jones L, and Doi R. Declines in sex ratio at birth and fetal deaths in Japan, and in U.S. Whites but not African Americans. Environmental Health Perspectives 115 (2007): 941-946.
  29. Davis DL. Natural and other Experiments: the Secret History of the War on Cancer. European Journal of Oncology. Vol.13. no 2. 2008.
  30. Michelle L Bell, Devra L Davis, Luis A Cifuentes, Alan J Krupnick, Richard D Morgenstern and George D Thurston. Ancillary human health benefits of improved air quality resulting from climate change mitigation.  Environmental Health 2008. 74,1.
  31. Huff J, Jacobson MF, Davis DL. The limits of two-year bioassay exposure regimens for identifying chemical carcinogens.  Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Nov; 116(11):1439-42. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
  32. Davis D, Ganter L, Weinkle J. Aspartame and Incidence of Brain Malignancies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 17:1295-1296
  33. Han, YY; Weissfeld, JL; Davis, DL; Talbott, EO. Arsenic levels in ground water and cancer incidence in Idaho: an ecologic study.  International Archives for Occupational and Environmental Health. 2009 Jul; 82(7):843-9. Epub 2008 Oct 22.
  34. Davis DL, The science and policy of identifying and controlling industrial cancer hazards. Rev Environ Health. 2009 Oct-Dec; 24(4):263-9.
  35. Takaro TK, Davis D, Van Rensburg SJ, Arroyo Aguilar RS, Algranti E, Bailar JC 3rd, Belpoggi F, Berlin M, Bhattacharya S, Bonnier Viger YV, Brophy J, Bustinza R, Cameron RB, Dement JM, Egilman D, Castleman B, Chaturvedi S, Cherniack M, Choudhury H, Demers PA, Digangi J, Digon A, Edwards JG, Englund A, Erikson B, Corréa Filho HR, Franco G, Frank AL, Freund A, Gee D, Giordano A, Gochfeld M, Gilberg M, Goldsmith DF, Goldstein BD, Grandjean P, Greenberg M, Gut I, Harari R, Hindry M, Hogstedt C, Huff J, Infante PF, Järvholm B, Kern DG, Keifer M, Khatter K, Kjuus H, Keith M, Koo LC, Kumar A, LaDou J, Landrigan PJ, Lemen RA, Last JM, Lee CW, Leigh J, Levin SM, Lippman A, Madrid GA, McCulloch J, McDiarmid MA, Merchant JA, Monforton C, Morse T, Muir DC, Mukerjee D, Mulloy KB, Myers J, Nuwayhid I, Orris P, Ozonoff D, Paek D, Patra M, Pelclová D, Pepper L, Poje GV, Rahman Q, Reyes B, Robinson BW, Rodríguez E, Rose C, Rosenman KD, Rosenstock L, Ruchirawat M, Rydzyński K, Schneider J, Silverstein B, Siqueira CE, Slatin C, Soffritti M, Soskoline C, Sparer J, Stayner LT, Takaro TK, Tarkowski S, Teitelbaum DT, Tompa A, Trosic I, Turcotte F, Vilela RA, Waterman YR, Watterson A, Wegman DH, Welch LS, Woitowitz HJ, Yanri Z, Zavariz C. Scientists appeal to Quebec Premier Charest to stop exporting asbestos to the developing world.  Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Apr-Jun;16(2):241-8.
  36. Han YY, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL, Weissfeld JL.  Age-period-cohort analysis of cancers not related to tobacco, screening, or HIV: sex and race differences. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Aug; 21(8):1227-36. Epub 2010 Apr 7.
  37. Han, YY; Kano, H; Davis, DL; Niranjan, A; Lunsford, LD. Cell phone use and acoustic neuroma: the need for standardized questionnaires and access to industry data.  Surg Neurology. 2009 Sep; 72(3):216-22; discussion 222. Epub 2009 Mar 27. Review.
  38. Han, YY; Davis, DL; Weissfeld, JL; Umbach, DM; Dinse, GE. Generational risks for cancers not related to tobacco, screening, or treatment in the United States  Cancer. 2010 Feb 15;116(4):940-8.
  39. Han, YY; Davis, DL; Dinse, GE. Temporal and demographic patterns of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma incidence in Pennsylvania.  Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Jan-Mar; 16(1):75-84.
  40. Han, YY; Gandhi, Om P.; DeSalles, Alvaro; Herberman, Ronald B.; Davis, Devra L, Comparative assessment of models of electromagnetic absorption of the head for children and adults indicates the need for policy changes, European Journal of Oncology. 2010; V. 5:301-318.
  41. Bell ML, Cifuentes LA, Davis DL, Cushing E, Telles AG, Gouveia N. Environmental health indicators and a case study of air pollution in Latin American cities  Environ Res. 2011 Jan;111(1):57-66. Epub 2010 Nov 13.
  42. Wright-Walters M, Volz C, Talbott E, Davis D.  An updated weight of evidence approach to the aquatic hazard assessment of Bisphenol A and the derivation a new predicted no effect concentration (Pnec) using a non-parametric methodology.  Sci Total Environ. 2011 Jan 15; 409(4):676-85. Epub 2010 Dec 4.




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  1. Kubat D, and Davis DL.  An Essay on Malthus. Carnegie Magazine 1966 Feb: 57-60.
  2. Davis DL. Is Marxism Ignored? American Sociologist 1974 Aug: 157-58.
  3. Davis DL. Acupuncture. J Am Med Assoc 1974 Sep; 229:1421.
  4. Davis DL. Review of The Inevitability of Patriarchy. Dissent 1975 (Spring).
  5. Davis DL. Reply to Goldberg. Dissent 1975 (Summer): 301-3.
  6. Davis DL. Letter on the Sociology of Science. Science 1975 (April); 188: 309-11.
  7. Davis DL. 1975. Reviews of Towards the Sociology of Knowledge. Contemporary Sociology 1976; 5(1): 71-74.
  8. Davis DL. 1975 January.  Universitatsverlage: Kampf Um Uberleben. Boersenblatt Des Deutschen Buchhandels, Frankfurt: Boersen Verein Des Deutschen Buchhandels 1975; 21(6): 111-16.
  9. Davis DL. Review of From Karl Mannheim. Sociological Review 1976; 24(2): 373-75.
  10. Davis DL. Fiber, Diet, and Health. Pamphlet Prepared for Thompson Medical Company. 1976.
  11. Davis DL. Review of Naturzustand Und Naturgeschichte Der Burgerlichen Gesellschaft. American Political Science Review 1977; 71(1): 326-7.
  12. Davis DL. Incentives for Health. Washington, D.C.: World Man Fund Pamphlet. 1977.
  13. Davis DL. Review of Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants. Environment International. 1979.
  14. Davis DL.  Summary of Conference. Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. 1979.
  15. Davis DL. Science and Regulatory Policy, Science 1979; 203(4375): 7.
  16. Davis DL and Magee BH.  Cancer and Industrial Chemical Production.  Science 1979; 206 (4425): 1356,1358.
  17. Davis DL.  Workplace Cancer: The Case Against Complacency. Health and Safety and Work  1983; 5(8):19-21.
  18. Pope A, Paulson E, and Davis DL. Data Documentation Indicators in Toxicity Testing Reports.  Summary Proceedings and Recommendations from the Chemical Manufacturers Association Workshop on Data Documentation Quality Indicators, Washington, D.C 1984.
  19. Davis DL.  [Letter] Occupational Exposure to 1,3-butadiene. Lancet 1987; 1(8528): 326.
  20. Davis DL.  Assessing Effects of Air Pollution.  Proceedings of The Pacific Environment Conference, Nagoya, Aichi Perfecture, Japan 1987.
  21. Davis DL. December.  [Letter] Paleolithic Diet, Evolution, and Carcinogens.  Science 1987; 238(4834): 1633-4.
  22. Schneiderman MA, Davis DL, and Wagener DK. Non-smoking Attributable Lung Cancer.  J Am Med Assoc 1989; 261: 2635-36. [Correction in J Am Med Assoc 1989; 262:904].
  23. Davis DL. 1989.  Review of The Recurring Silent Spring. Reprod Toxicol 1991; 5: 273-76.
  24. Davis DL, Hoel D, Fox J, and Lopez A. [Letter] Trends in Cancer Lancet  1990; 336: 1264-65.
  25. Davis DL and Hoel D.  Trends in cancer mortality in industrial countries. Introduction.  Ann NY Acad Sci 1990; 609: ix-xi.
  26. Davis DL. 1990. Natural Anticarcinogens: Can Diet Protect Against Cancer? Health and Environment Digest  1990; 4(1):1-4.
  27. Davis DL. Mother, Naturally, Was Right.  Los Angeles Times. February 3, 1990.
  28. Davis DL.  Times Pooh-poohs Real Cancer Increases [Letter in Reply to Washington Times Editorial on My Lancet Research]. The Washington Times. Septermber 4, 1990.
  29. Davis DL. 1990 September. Worldwide Trends in Cancer: Past, Present and Future.  United Nations Development Programme Roundtable on Global Development Challenges. Anaya, Turkey.  September 1990.  7-10.
  30. Davis DL. [Letter] Paternal Smoking and Fetal Health Lancet 1991; 337(8733):123.
  31. Davis DL.  Fathers and fetuses. New York Times.  March 1, 1991. (Translated and Syndicated La Vanguardia. Barcelona, 1991.)
  32. Davis DL.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment: Progress and Failures in the 20-Year War on Breast Cancer.  Hearing before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations; House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.   December 1991.
  33. Davis DL. Preventive Healthcare Strategies: Are Doctors Doing Enough? [Roundtable Discussion] Medical World News January 1992: 51-58.
  34. Davis DL.  [Letter] Asbestos and Gastrointestinal Cancer.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1992; 84(7): 537-38.
  35. Davis DL and Hoel DG. [letter] Tobacco-associated deaths. Lancet 1992 340(8820):666.
  36. Davis DL.  Can Lifestyle Changes and Medical Interventions Prevent Most Cancers?  Physicians Weekly 1992; 9(26):1; Reprinted in The Washington Post.
  37. Davis DL. The Causes of Cancer.  Physician’s Weekly.  September 1992.
  38. American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Davis DL, Legator MS, Mattison DR, et al.  [Brief of Amici Curiae]  Daubert V. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  No. 92-102.  U.S. Supreme Court, October Term 1992.
  39. Davis DL and Ben-Sasson S.  [Reply Letter] Lighting and Leukemia.  Cancer Causes & Control. 1992: 3.
  40. Davis DL. On Novel Medical Hypotheses.  (Letter)  N Engl J Med.*
  41. Davis DL. Discussion on Contemporary Cancer Patterns with Tempo Medico (in Spanish) 1993.
  42. Davis DL.  Avoidable Death, Review of European Community Atlas. Lancet May 22, 1993.
  43. Davis DL. Trends in Non-smoking Lung Cancer. Epidemiology  1993; 4(6):489-492.  
  44. Davis DL.  Possible Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer.  Published Remarks to the Women's Environment and Development Organization/Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women.  New York City.  March 1993.
  45. Davis DL. Suspect Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer.  President's Cancer Panel.  Washington, D.C.  April 1993.
  46. Davis DL and Ben-Sasson S.  Do Medical Journals Suppress Information? (Correspondence). N Engl J Med 1993; 328(7): 510-511.
  47. Davis DL.  On Increasing Brain Cancer.  Am J Epidem, 1993.*
  48. Davis DL.  Geographic Patterns and Racial Differences in Cancer as Clues to Prevention. President's Cancer Panel.  Washington, D.C.  November 1993.
  49. Breast Cancer Prevention Collaborative Research Group [Davis DL]. Breast Cancer: Environmental Factors. Lancet 1993; 340: 904.
  50. Davis DL and Love SM.  [Reply Letter] Mammographic Screening. J Am Med Assoc 1994; 271(23): 1828.
  51. Davis DL, Hoel D, and Dinse GE. [Reply Letter] Decreased Cardiovascular Disease and Increasing Cancer. J Am Med Assoc 1994 272(3):199-200.
  52. Davis DL and Freeman HP.  [Essay] An Ounce of Prevention. Sci Am.  September 1994.
  53. Davis DL, Stellman S, and Thomas D. Questionnaire for Breast Cancer Epidemiology. Lancet  1994; 344:1217.
  54. Davis DL. Does Abortion Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer? Physicians Weekly 1995; 12(1), Reprinted in The Washington Post.
  55. Davis DL and Bradlow HL Estrogènes et cancer du sein. Pour la science 1995; 218(12): 74-80.
  56. Davis DL. 1997 May 32. Environment. A Woman’s Lens on Foreign Policy: Symposium, International Women’s Health Coalition, Washington, D.C.
  57. Davis DL. The hidden benefits of climate policy: reducing fossil fuel use saves lives now. Environmental Health Notes. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, 1997.
  58. Davis DL and Wu C. Revisiting Indonesia’s Ecological Disaster and the Public Health Crisis in ASEAN Countries. World Market Series: Medical Briefing ASEAN. 1998.
  59. Davis DL Gottlieb M and Stampnitzky JAMA, authors reply, 1998.
  60. Davis, DL. (Letter to the editor) Why are fewer boys being born? The Wall Street Journal Western Edition. February 5, 1999.
  61. Davis DL and Garry RF. Breast Implant Safety. Science 1999; 283(5408):1644.
  62. Davis DL. Opening Comments from the Department of Health and Human Services. Botanical Medicine: Efficacy, Quality Assurance, and Regulation.  1999.
  63. Davis DL. Comments on Carpenter's Analysis of Epidemiological Evidence on EMF. Vent du Nord, Canada.  1999: 4-9.
  64. Davis DL.  The Changing Face o8f Medicine in the 21st Century.  Cortland Forum. 1999.
  65. Davis DL. Some Clues about Plant Foods in Disease Prevention.  Conferences Proceedings, United States Department of Health and Human Services.  1999.
  66. Davis DL. Botanicals: a Role in U.S. Health Care? United States Department of Healh and Human Services Symposium.  Health News & Review. 1999.
  67. Davis DL.  An historian's Histology of Cancer Politics.  Public Health Rep. 1995; 110(3): 364-9.
  68. Davis DL.  Urban Air Pollution Risks to Children: A Global Environmental Health Indicator.  Environmental Health Note, World Resources Institute.  Washington, D.C. 1999.
  69. Loh M and Davis DL.  Diesel Emissions Reduction: Trading Off Our Climate and Health. Department of Energy. NTIS. 2000; 38 pp.
  70. Davis DL, Topping J, and Loh M.  Air Pollution Risks to the Children of Mexico City. Bulletin of the Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA), Reforma 2000.
  71. Davis DL. Backs to the Future... Air Pollution Risks to Children: A Global Environmental Health Problem.  Environmental Management, Air and Waste Management Assoc, Feb 2000; 31.
  72. Davis DL, Krupnick A, and Thurston G.  The Ancillary Health Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: Scope, Scale, and Credibility. The Expert Workshop on The Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies. March 2000.
  73. Davis DL. [op-ed] Most Cancer is Made, Not Born.  San Francisco Chronicle.  August 10, 2000.
  74. Davis DL, Axelrod D, and Gaynor M.  [op-ed] Waiting for Science Costs Lives. Newsday.  December 31, 2000.
  75. Davis DL.  Breast Cancer & The Environment, Women's League Outlook Spring 2001; 71(3).
  76. Davis DL, Axelrod D, Bailey L, Gaynor M, and Sasco A. 2001. Rethinking Breast Cancer Risk and the Environment: The Case for the Precautionary Principle adapted for Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Breast Cancer
  77. Cifuentes L, Borja-Aburto VH, Gouveia N, Thurston G, and Davis DL.  Mitigating GHGs in Developing Countries. Science 2001; 293(5539): 2391–92.
  78. Davis DL and Stainthorpe H.  Patterns of Chronic Disease and Industrial Production Offer Clues to Making Development Sustainable. Macalester International Spring 2002.
  79. Davis DL.  Unhealthy Skepticism: On Bjorn Lomborg and Environmental Hazards to Human Health. Grist (online).  December 12, 2001.
  80. Bell W, Clapp R, Davis D, Epstein S, Farber E, Fox DA, Holub B, Jacobson MF, Lijinsky W, Millstone E, Reuber MD, Suzuki D, Temple NJ.  
  81. Davis DL.  Background paper for World Health Organization World Summit on Sustainable Development. Norway.  November 2002: 45 pp.
  82. Davis DL.  The Great London Smog, December 1952.  BBC History (London).  December 2002: 49. Carcinogenicity of saccharin in laboratory animals and humans: letter to Dr. Harry Conacher of Health Canada. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2002 Oct-Dec; 8(4):387-93.
  83. Davis DL.  The Great Smog.  History Today 2002; 52(1): 2-3.
  84. Davis DL.  The Heavy Air of Donora, PA.  Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 25, 2002.
  85. Jacobson MF, Sharpe VA, Angell M, Ashford NA, Blum A, Chary LK, Cho M, Coull BC, Davis D, Doolittle RF, Egilman D, Epstein SS, Greenberg M, Hooper K, Huff J, Joshi TK, Krimsky S, LaDou J, Levenstein C, Miles S, Needleman H, Pellegrino ED, Ravanesi B, Sass J, Schecter A, Schneiderman JS, Schubert D, Soffritti M, Suzuki D, Takaro TK, Temple NJ, Terracini B, Thompson A, Wallinga D, Wing S.  Editorial policies on financial disclosure. Nat Neurosci. 2003 Oct;6(10):1001.
  86. Davis DL. Interview on Writing with Barnes and Noble, North Dakota Quarterly. 2003.*
  87. Axelson O, Balbus JM, Cohen G, Davis D, Donnay A, Doolittle R, Duran BM, Egilman D, Epstein SS, Goldman L, Grandjean P, Hansen ES, Heltne P, Huff J, Infante P, Jacobson MF, Joshi TK, LaDou J, Landrigan PJ, Lee PR, Lockwood AH, MacGregor G, Melnick R, Messing K, Needleman H, Ozonoff D, Ravanesi B, Richter ED, Sass J, Schubert D, Suzuki D, Teitelbaum D, Temple NJ, Terracini B, Thompson A, Tickner J, Tomatis L, Upton AC, Whyatt RM, Wigmore D, Wilson T, Wing SB, Sharpe VA. Re: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Int J Occup Environ Health, 2003 Oct-Dec;9(4):386-9; author reply 389-90.
  88. Davis DL.  In Anniston’s Wake.  Orion.  March-April 2004: 72-3.
  89. Davis DL. Think global warming, act locally. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  October 22, 2003.
  90. Davis DL.  The Sounds of Silence.  Silent Spring Review.  2004.
  91. Davis DL.  Clear views of the region's environmental history.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  January 25, 2004.
  92. Davis DL.  Excerpt from The Secret History to the War on Cancer: Chapter Seven, No Safe Place, Canfei Nesharim Newsletter. July 23, 2005.
  93. Axelrod D, Burns K, Davis DL and van Larebeke N. Commentary: "Hormesis"--an inappropriate extrapolation from the specific to the universal. Int J Occ and Environ Health 2004; 10: 346-349.
  94. Davis DL.  Improving Childhood Blood Lead Level Screening, Reporting, and Surveillance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, RAND September 21, 2005.
  95. Davis DL. [Letter to the Editor] Women Power. Pittsburgh Post Gazette May 25, 2005.
  96. Davis DL. [Letter to the Editor] Smoke and Mirrors. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. November 7, 2005.
  97. Davis DL and Herberman R. Messages from the Directors. Healthy Choices Healthy Lives 2006; 1(1): 1
  98. Davis DL and Herberman R. Clearing The Smoke: What We Know and Suspect About  Cancer and the Environment. Healthy Choices Healthy Lives 2006; 1(2): 1-2.
  99. Davis DL and Herberman R. About a Hundred Years Ago. Healthy Choices Healthy Lives 2007; 1(3): 1-2.
  100. Davis DL. [Web-exclusive commentary] A Thousand Threats.  Newsweek.  February 15, 2007.
  101. Davis DL. In My Opinion: Elusive Victory.  Planet Jackson Hole. Aug. 29-Sept.4, 2007.
  102. Davis DL.  Off Target in the War on Cancer.  Washington Post. November 4, 2007 (Also appeared in the Charlotte Observer and The Log Cabin Democrat of Conway, Arkansas.
  103. Davis DL. We’re Polluting our future.  Ottawa Citizen. December 15, 2007.
  104. Newsweek: Rivers of Doubt Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  105. Newsweek: A Thousand Threats (1/25/07) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  106. The Environmental Forum: Tales from the War on Cancer (Nov/Dec 2008 Issue)  By Dr. Davis (PDF) - Environmental Law Institute
  107. Counter Punch: Chemical Pollution & Cancer: Deadly Secrets (10/19/07) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  108. Abdo KM, Camargo CA Jr, Davis DL, Egilman D, Epstein SS, Froines J, Hattis D, Hooper K, Huff J, Infante PF, Jacobson MF, Teitelbaum DT, Tickner JA.  Letters to U.S. FDA commissioner. Questions about the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2007 Oct-Dec; 13(4):  449-50.
  109. New York Times - Freakonomics Blog (Updated): Devra Davis Responds to Your Cancer Questions (11/8/07) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  110. The Globe & Mail: Best cancer cure is prevention (Print Edition 11/27/07 Page A28) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  111. Phasing Out Coal-Fire Powered Plants? (12/11/07) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  112. Ottawa Citizen: We're polluting our future (12/15/07) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  113. San Francisco Medicine: Cancer and Environmental Chemicals (PDF) (Jan/Feb 2008) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  114. Shanghai Daily: Risks of 'Big C' abound in polluted environment (4/28/08) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  115. Project Syndicate: Fighting Cancer- Fog of Complacency (5/3/08) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  116. Taipei Times: Is the world giving you cancer? (5/4/08) By Dr. Devra Davis
  117. The Korea Herald: Toxic World and Cancer Risks [Editorial] (5/5/08) Devra Davis
  118. Project Syndicate: Cancer World (5/9/08) By Dr. Devra Davis
  119. Stand Up To Cancer magazine: A Toxic Conversation (June 2008) By Dr. Devra Davis
  120. Bottom Line Health: The Cancer Danger No One Is Talking About (July 2008) Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  121. Davis DL. Be Careful with Cell Phones Pittsburgh Post Gazette (online) August 4, 2008.
  122. Stand Up to Cancer: Advice for the Next President | SU2C (9/4/08) Op-Ed by Dr. Davis
  123. La Stampa (Italy): Chi è Davis (10/29/08) Editorial by Dr. Davis (PDF)
  124. The Breast Cancer Fund: State of the Evidence 2008 contributor/reviewer Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  125. Davis, Devra L.  Are Cell Phones Safe? Science and Environmental Health Network: The Networker (online) October/November 2009. 14(5)
  126. Joshi TK, Bailar JC 3rd, Craner J, Davis D, Ehrlich R, Franco G, Frank AL, Huff J, LaDou J, Lanphear B, London L, Melnick RL, O'Neill R, Osaro E, Rosenman KD, Sass J, Smith AH, Soskolne CL, Stephens C, Stuckey R, Takaro TK, Teiteibaum D, Watterson A, Yassi A. Physician expelled from Indian Association of Occupational Health after critique.  Int J Occup Environ Health. 2009 Oct-Dec;15(4):419-20.
  127. Dr. Devra L. Davis, Cell Phones: Damaging The Brains Of Children?, Huffington Post, November 16, 2009
  128. Dr. Devra L. Davis, The Secret History Of Mammography, Huffington Post, November 24, 2009
  129. Dr. Devra L. Davis, South Africa's Environment and Human Rights--the next revolution, Huffington Post, February 17, 2010
  130. Dr. Devra L. Davis, Cell Phones -- Read the Fine Print, Huffington Post, March 8, 2010

  131. Dr. Devra L. Davis, Cell Phones and Brain Cancer: The Real Story, Huffington Post, May 22, 2010
  132. Dr. Devra L. Davis, The Case for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Toxic Hazards , Physicians for Social Responsibility, September 1, 2010
  133. Dr. Devra L. Davis, Cell Phones: A New Environmental Hazard That Can Be Reduced, November 4, 2010



Recent Abstracts:


  1. Davis DL, et al. Framework for estimating ancillary public health benefits of improved air quality from climate change mitigation.  International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.  September 2007.
  2. Davis DL, Clapp R, Han YY, Dinse GE, Weissfeld JL, Umbach DM, Landrigan P, Talbott EO, Richter E, Sasco A, Friedman L.  Geospatial and Temporal Trends in Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Developed and Developing Countries—clues regarding environmental causes of cancer. International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. September 2007.
  3. Christen C, Volz C, Caruso P, Arnowitt M, Brady S, Liu Y, Davis DL, Talbott EO.  Results of semi-subsistence and recreational angler focus groups: Reports of combined sewer overflows, chemical releases and associated water-related illnesses in the Three Rivers area of Pittsburgh.  American Public Health Association Meeting. November 2007.
  4. Houghton F, Volz C, Liu Y, Price C, Elm M, Davis DL, Donovan MA, Eagon P. Use of a human breast cancer cell proliferation assay as an exposure assessment tool for total bioaccumulated xenoestrogens in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) caught in various locations on the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers near Pittsburgh PA: Implications for consumption of river-caught fish.  American Pubic Health Association Meeting.  November 2007.
  5. Volz C, Liu Y, Sussman N, Brady S, Caruso P, Green T, Arnowitt M, Peterson J, Christen C, Donovan MA, Davis DL, Eagon P, McMahon K, Sharma, RK.  Mercury, Arsenic and Selenium in Channel Catfish from the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers near Pittsburgh PA: Implications for metallotoxin source identification and fish consumption by local anglers.  American Pubic Health Association Meeting.  November 2007.
  6. El-Hefnawy T, Day BW, Luketich JD, Donovan MA, Davis DL.  Natural Food-Grade Xenobiotics Can Remove Several Potentially Harmful Endocrine-Distrupting Compounds: A Potential Model For Body Burden Population Study. UPCI Retreat, June 2006
  7. El-Hefnawy T, Stabile LP, Siegfried JM, Donovan MA, Davis DL, Luketich JD.  Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Regulate Lung and Breast Cancer Proliferation, Migration and Response to Chemotherapy.  UPCI Retreat, June 2006
  8. Fisher MR, Miles TD, Barr MM, Gray J, Evans N, Donovan M, Davis DL.  Approaches to Community-Level Environmental Oncology Education. UPCI Retreat, June 2006
  9. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL.  Cancer trends in the U.S., 1975-2002: smoking-related cancers, screening-detected cancers, and all others. Congress of Epidemiology, June 2006
  10. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL.  Cancer trends in the U.S., 1975-2002: smoking-related cancers, screening-detected cancers, and all others. UPCI Retreat, June 2006
  11. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL.  Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma delay-adjusted Incidence in the U.S., 1975-2002.  UPCI Retreat, June 2006
  12. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL.  Age-Period-Cohort Patterns of Hematopoietic Malignancies in the U.S. 1975-2000. APHA 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, November 2006 (accepted)
  13. Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Dinse GE, Umbach DM, Davis DL.  Age-Period-Cohort Patterns of Hematopoietic Malignancies in the U.S. 1975-2000. International Conference on Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure, Paris, September 2006 (accepted)
  14. Han YY, Weissfeld ; Davis DL ; Dinse GE ; Umbach DM Age-period-cohort analysis of cancer incidence not related to screening or smoking: Estimating potentially avoidable cancer burden.  APHA 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 2006 (accepted).
  15. Song JY, Han YY, Davis DL.  Time Trends in Breast Cancer in the U.S. Seer System 1975-2002.  Congress of Epidemiology, June 2006 (accepted).
  16. Song JY, Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Davis DL.  Reporting Delay-Adjusted Increases in Breast Cancer in the U.S. SEER System 1975-2002.  APHA 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 2006 (accepted).
  17. Song JY, Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Davis DL.  Reporting Delay-Adjusted Time Trends in Breast Cancer in the U.S. SEER System 1975-2002.  International Conference on Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure, Paris, September 2006 (accepted).
  18. Song JY, Han YY, Weissfeld JL, Davis DL.  Reporting Delay-Adjusted Time Trends in Breast Cancer in the U.S. SEER System 1975-2002.  UPCI Retreat, June 2006.
  19. Zeligs, M, Edwards, R, Bradlow, HL, Davis, DL.  Can BR-DIMTM Ameliorate Estrogen-Driven Gynecologic Preneoplastic Conditions?  UPCI Retreat, June 2006.
  20. Yueh-Ying Han, PhD; Melissa L. Bondy, PhD; Ronald B. Herberman, MD; Devra L. Davis, PhD, Increased Trends in Brain Cancer under Age 40 in the U.S. SEER Program, 1975-2005.  June 2009.
  21. Han, YY; Bondy, ML; Herberman, RB; Davis, DL. Increased trends in brain cancer under age 40 in the US SEER program, 1975-2005. (in preparation)
  22. Han, YY; Dinse, GE; Umbach, DM; Davis, DL; Weissfeld, JL. Age-period-cohort analysis of cancer not related to tobacco, screening, or HIV: Sex and differences. (in preparation)
  23. Han, YY; Davis, DL; Weissfeld, JL; Umbach, DM; Dinse, GE. Generational risk for selected cancer grouping in the United States. (in preparation)
  24. Han, YY; Davis, DL; Dinse, GE. Demographic Patterns and Temporal Trends in Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma incidece in Pensylvania and and the United States. (in preparation)
  25. Han, YY; Weissfeld, JL; Davis, DL; Talbott, EO. Arsenic levels in ground water and cancer incidence in Idaho: A ecologic study. International Archives for Occupational and Environmental Health. 2008 (in press).
  26. Han, YY; Kano, H; Davis, DL; Niranjan, A; Lunsford, LD. Cell Phone Usage and Acoustic Neuroma: The Need for Standardized Questionnaires and Access to Industry Data. Surgical Neurology (in press).
  27. Om Gandhi L. Lloyd Morgan, Alvaro de Salles, Yueh-Ying Han, Ronald Herberman & Devra Davis, Exposure Limits: The Underestimation Of Absorbed Cellphone Radiation, Especially In Children.  February 2011 (in preparation)



Contributor to:


  1. American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.  Davis DL, Legator MS, Mattison D. Natural Resources Defense Council.  Brief of Amici Curiae to U.S. Supreme Court, Daubert V. Merrell Dow, 1991.
  2. Environmental Health Agenda for the 1990s:  Summary of Workshop, October 1-6,  1991, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Convener:  Frank E. Speizer. Environmental Research 31-15 (1993).  
  3. Environmental Pollutants & Reproductive Health: What Primary Care Physicians                Should Know, Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1995.
  4. Joint Meeting on the Feasibility of a Study of Screening Premenopausal Women (40-49) for Breast Cancer: April 20-21, 1994.  Reports of Work Groups and Conference Summary in Cancer.  Vol. 75. No. 6, March 15,1995, 1393-1403.
  5. U.S. EPA Conference on Preventable Causes of Cancer in Children, Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, September15-16, 1997.
  6. Last J, Trouton K, and Pengelly D.  Taking Our Breath Away: The Health Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change. David Suzuki Foundation: Vancouver, Canada. October 1998.
  1. World Resources Institute, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations     Development Programme, World Bank, World Resources Report, 1998-99, Health and Environment, Oxford University Press, New York, 300 pp, 1998.
  2. The Breast Cancer Fund, Pathways to Prevention, San Francisco, 2000.
  3. The Breast Cancer Fund, White Paper on Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer, San Francisco, 2002.
  4. Brief of Amicus Curiae to Supreme Court Johnson Controls v
  5. Lymphoma Foundation of America, Cranor C, Davis DL, Metzger R, et al. Amicus Curiae Brief to Supreme Court, regarding expert witnesses, 2002, 02-271.  
  6. von Schirnding Y, Health in Sustainable Development Planning:  the role of indicators, 2002.
  7. Background Document, Health in the Context of Sustainable Development, Background       document, World Health Organization, 2002.
  8. Musil RK, Davis DL, and Reisen WK.  Public Health Impacts of Climate Change, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 2002,
  9. Breast Cancer and the Environment:  State of the Evidence, Breast Cancer Fund, 2003, 2005.
  10. Environmental Links to Breast Cancer- Interactive CD-ROM, Vassar College, 2005
  11. Breast Cancer: An Environmental Disease – The Case for Primary Prevention.  UK Working Group on the Prevention of Breast Cancer, 2005.
  12. Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Silent Spring Institute, 2006
  13. Supporter of Sass J, Janssen S. Open Letter to Stephen Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Ban Endosulfan.  International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol 14 No 3, July-September 2008, 236-239



Book Chapters:


  1. Davis DL.  1975. Density, Crowding and Stress: a Theoretical Model and an Unobtrusive Measure, pp. 105-116 in Systems Thinking and the Quality of Life, (C.K. Blong, ed.), Washington, D.C.: Society for General Systems Research.  
  2. Davis DL. 1978. The Social Experience of Neighborhood Density and Apartment Density in Queens, New York City, Community and Privacy (Aristide H. Esser, ed.), New York: Plenum Press.
  3. Davis DL.  1979. Multiple Risk Assessments. FDA Symposium on Risk/benefit Decisions in the Public Health, J. Staffa (ed.) Washington, D.C.  
  4. Babich H, Adler R and Davis DL. 1980.  Basic Science-forcing Laws and Regulatory Case Studies: Kepone, DBCP, Halothane, Hexane, and Carbaryl, with Harvey Babich, Reid Adler, and Stuart Dunwoody.  Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute, 253 pp.  
  5. Davis DL, Jamieson A, Dunwoody S, and Hedal L. 1980. Cost-benefit Analysis and Environmental Health and Safety Regulation: an Overview of the Agencies and Legislation, Reprinted in The Analysis of Costs and Benefits in Environmental Regulation, Prepared by the Conservation Foundation and the Illinois Institute of Natural Resources, Chicago, Illinois.
  6. Ng LKY, Davis DL, Manderscheid R, and Elkes J. 1981. Toward a Conceptual Formulation of Health and Well-being  in Strategies for Public Health, 129-157.
  7. Davis DL and Ng LKY. 1981. National Policy Issues for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Introduction in Strategies for Public Health, 1-32, 1981.
  8. Davis DL and Rall DP.  Risk Assessment for Disease Prevention in Strategies for Public Health, 129-157.
  9. Davis DL and Babich H. 1981. Chemical Control and Prevention  in Umweltschutz Der Achziger Jahre, H. Karpe (ed.).  Dortmund Infu.  
  10. Davis DL and Mandula B.  Is Silica the Next Asbestos?  A Study in Contrasts. Silica, Silicosis and Cancer: Controversy in Occupational Medicine, Cancer Research Monographs, Vol. 2, David F. Goldsmith, Deborah M. Winn, and Carl M. Shy (eds.).  New York, NY; Praeger, 1986.  
  11. Davis DL.  1987 August. Changing Policy Roles of Environmental Sciences, Presented at the Sino-American Conference on Environmental Law, Beijing, People's Republic of China; Proceedings Published by University of Colorado, School of Law.
  12. Davis DL, Miller V, and Reisa JJ. 1988. Potential Public Health Consequences of Global Climate Change, Preparing for Climate Change, Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change:  a Cooperative Approach, Washington, D.C., Government Institutes, pp. 366-376.
  13. Gann PH, Davis DL, and Perera F. 1991. Biologic Markers in Environmental Epidemiology: Constraints and Opportunities, pp. 267-285 in Methods for Assessing Exposure of Human and Non-human Biota, R.G Tardiff and B. Goldstein (eds).  Scope, John Wiley & Sons.  
  14. Samet J, and Davis DL. 1992. Overview of Multiple Chemical Hypersensitivity in National Research Council, Workshop on Multiple Chemical Hypersensitivity, Washington, D.C., National Academy of Sciences Press.  
  15. Davis DL  and Babich H. 1993. Natural Anticarcinogens and the Theory of Tumor Demotion.  Handbook of Hazardous Wastes. 463-474. Morton Corn (Ed).  Academic Press.
  16. Davis DL. 1993. Why We Test Animals in Biology: the Web of Life.  Daniel D.Chiras (ed.), West Educational Publishing Company.
  17. Davis DL  and Rall DP. 1994. Occupational Cancer in Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Rosenstock L, and Cullen M (eds), W.B. Saunders Co.
  18. Davis DL. 1994. Chemical Contamination of Food and Water. Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Rosenstock L and Cullen M (eds), W.B. Saunders Co.
  19. Davis DL and Poore LM.  Policy Issues in Environmental Epidemiology:   Making the Connection Between Exposure and Human Disease in Johnson, B [Ed.] International Conference on Health Effects of Hazardous Wastes.
  20. Wu C, Gottlieb M, and Davis DL. 1998. China’s Health and the Environment. World Resources Report.  Oxford University Press.
  21. Davis DL. 1998.  Breast Cancer and the Environment. World Resources Report.  Oxford University Press.
  22. Plant JA and Davis DL.  Breast and Prostate Cancer: Sources and Pathways of Endocrine-disrupting chemcials in Skinner CW and Berger AR [Eds.], Geology and Health: Closing the Gap.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.


Profiles of Work:


  1. Ann Curran.  Your Health vs. the Environment.  Pittsburgh Magazine.  April 2008.
  2. Abby Mendelson. Devra Davis and Her War on Cancer. Pop City.  May 2008.
  3. Sue Katz Miller.  A Crusader Rising.  Moment Magazine.  March/April 2008.
  4. Mamm magazine
  5. Tracy Fernandez Rysavy.   Interview With Dr. Devra Davis.  Green American.  Jan/Feb 2011.






Taught introductory courses in Environmental Health and Epidemiology at Oberlin College and Yeshiva University.  Provided Independent Study supervision at Yale University, Georgetown University, Oberlin College, and pre-doctoral independent study supervision at Johns Hopkins University; lectures at University of Pittsburgh Law School, Graduate School of Public Health, and undergraduate programs in engineering.  


Students Supervised:


Doctoral Theses

Barry Castleman, “Policy and History of Asbestos Research Control,” Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1985


Michelle Bell, “Modeling and Estimating Ozone Epidemiology and Toxicology,” Johns Hopkins University, Departments of Geography and Epidemiology, 2001


Cheryl Taylor, “Environmental Factors Affecting the Risk of Breast Cancer,” Victoria University, Melbourne City, Australia, 2005


Monica Han, “Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Cancer Rates in the United States,” Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 2007


Maxine Waters, “Preliminary Thesis Defense,” Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, 2007


Xiaohui  Xu, “Link Environmental Exposures and Health Effects Using Existing Data to Explore the Relationships between environment and chronic disease,” Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 2007


Post-Doctoral Work

Tracey Woodruff, Ph.D.,National Academy of Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 1990-1991

Michelle Bell, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Department of Epidemiology, 2001-2003

Tiffany D. Miles, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, and Center for Minority Health, 2005 – 2007

Monica Han, Ph.D., Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 2008-10


Graduate Research Fellows

Tiffany Miles, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999-2000

Jin Lee, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School, 2003-4

Zhen Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School, 2004-5

Zhen Wang, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, 2004

Erin K. Sauber, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, 2004 - 2005

Yueh-Ying Han, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, 2004 - present

Ji Young Song, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, 2005 - 2006

Paula Balogh, CRNP, University of Pittsburgh, 2007-

Michelle Meyer, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 2006-08


Honors Undergraduates

Julie Steinmitzky, The Stern College, Yeshiva University, 1997

Hillary Stainthorpe, Oberlin College, 2000-01
Elizabeth Marie Reitano, Georgetown University, 2004 –2005

Mary Kathryn Nagle, Georgetown University, 2004 - 2006

Chien-Wen Jean Kuo, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005 – 2006

Courtney Wilson, Hobart William Smith, 2006-present

Elizabeth Barrett Topping, Dartmouth College, 1998

Judy Pongsiri, Yale University, 2000

Maxwell Davis, George Washington University, 2005

Leanne Ganter, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Environmental Oncology, 2006-present

Tim Moreland, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Stephanie Leung, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Sarah Chlebowski, University of Pittsburgh, 2007


Grant Support:


Past Grants


At the U.S. National Research Council, from 1983 to 1989, I raised more than $15 million dollars from U.S. government agencies, foundations, and the private sector for a program of studies for the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, of which I was the founding director.  This project involved fifty professional staff members and more than 1,000 expert advisors.  It included the initiation, development and extension of 2 different 5-year cooperative agreements, between the NRC, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  I was listed as P.I. on all of these projects and grants.


Grants at World Resources Institute


I founded the program on Health, Environment and Development at the World Resources Institute in 1995, and served as P.I. on:


  1. World Bank $40,000.  Developing Assessment of Public Health Impact of Fossil Fuels in Mexico, 1999-2000.
  2. W. Alton Jones $400,000.  Assessing the Public Health Impact of Energy Policies in Selected Developing Countries, 1999-2001.
  3. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $200,000, 1999-2000.
  4. Environmental Protection Agency $800,000, 1997-2001, for cooperative agreement for research on public health impacts of fossil fuel use, 1996-2001.
  5. Breast Cancer Fund $36,000.  Developing consensus on reducing the risk of breast cancer, 1999-2000.
  6. Susan Komen Fund $15,000.  Precautionary principle and breast cancer, 1999.
  7. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $75,000, 2001-2002.
  8. Wallace Global Fund $400,000.  Health and Environment Profile of China, 1997-2001.
  9. Department of Energy, Competitive Grant $40,000, 1999-2001.
  10. World Resources Institute/EPA $54,00.  International Air pollution research, 2000-2001.
  11. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund $75,000, 2001-02.


Grants at Carnegie Mellon University


  1. Rockefeller Financial Services, $250,000 for research on history of air pollution in developed and developing countries.  $100,000 support for Expert Workshop of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2000-2002.
  2. Breast Cancer Fund, $36,000 for developing scientific and policy consensus about the application of the precautionary principle to reducing the risk of reproductive health problems, 2002.
  3. Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, $100,000 for breast cancer international issues, 2002.
  4. Wallace Global, $36,000 for support of book about environmental health and policy, 2001-2002.  
  5. Basic Books, $60,000 for book contracts on When Smoke Ran Like Water, 2002-2003.
  6. Alexander Hawes, $60,000 for research in support of litigation, 2001-Present.
  7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $25,000 for studies of urban air pollution and technology, 2002.
  8. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, $20,000 for analysis of London’s lethal smog of 1952, in collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2003.
  9. Heinz Foundation, $20,000 for preliminary studies of historic and contemporary environmental health issues, (pending).
  10. World Bank, $25,000 pending for distance learning concepts of environmental health.
  11. World Health Organization, $10,000 for background documents preparation for World Summit on Sustainable Development, on environmental health and sustainable development, 2002-03.
  12. Tides Foundation, $25,000 grants to support International Breast Cancer Prevention Collaborative Research Group, 2002.
  13. Local-Motion, $3,000 for support of public education on environmental health hazards, 2003.
  14. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, $11,999 for research, teaching, conference planning and writing regarding London’s Killer Smog, 2003.
  15. Heinz Endowment, $60,000, for development of environmental health agenda
  16. Heinz Endowment, $30,000 for preliminary filming of documentary.


Grants at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Graduate School of Public Health


  1. 2004, Highmark Foundation, $100,000 planning grant.
  2. 2004, Heinz Foundation, $60,000 planning grant for environmental oncology.
  3. 2004, DSF Charitable Trust, $300,000 grant for basic research and molecular epidemiology in environmental oncology.
  4. 2005, Highmark Foundation $1,000,000 grant for outreach, public policy, and greening program.
  5. 2005, Pittsburgh Foundation $250,000 grant for community outreach on breast cancer prevention.
  6. 2005, Heinz Foundation, $150,000 support for CEO.
  7. 2005, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation—Pittsburgh Chapter, $20,000 grant for outreach, education.
  8. 2005, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation—Pittsburgh Chapter, $100,000 grant for education of Environmental Agents for Prevention of Breast Cancer using a Novel Tissue Engineering System for Human Breast.
  9. 2005, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation—Pittsburgh Chapter, $250,000 grant, A new Paradigm for a Breast Cancer Involving Stem Cell Differentiation in a Novel Human Mammary Epithelial Culture System
  10. 2006, Heinz Endowments-$250,000 grant, grant for center support
  11. 2007, Heinz Endowments, $750,000 for outreach, greening and science for three years
  12. Winslow Foundation, $35,000 for website development and public outreach
  13. submitted:  EPA, pending $75,000 for International Conference
  14. submitted:  National Brain Tumor Foundation, pending $50,000 for Acoustic Neuroma Study
  15. submitted:  Prevent Cancer Foundation, pending $80,000 for Acoustic Neuroma Study
  16. submitted:  CEO Pilot Projects, pending $25,000 for Acoustic Neuroma Study
  17. 2008, Jennie Zoline Foundation, $95,000, A restrospective questionnaire study related to cell phone use and development of acoustic neuroma
  18. 2009, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, program grant for Expert Conference on Cell Phones and Health




Environmental oncology, cancer epidemiology, breast cancer prevention, chemo-prevention, air pollution epidemiology, climate policy, brain modeling, cellphone science and policy, ethics and public policy, global campaign for cell phone safety




  1. Universities and Medical School.   Advisor to Center for Minority Health, Graduate School of Public Health, mentoring three Graduate Student Fellows, recruited one post-doctoral fellow, member of writing review team for hematology-oncology fellows
  2. Speaker at Winter Academy for UPMC, Naples, Florida
  3. Planning, recruitment, coordination for UPMC/UPCI green gala
  4. Featured in UPMC/UPCI Green Gala filming
  5. Community activities.  Public lectures to local high schools, colleges and public interest groups
  6. Advisor and public lecturer to national and local breast cancer groups including the Breast Cancer Fund and the Pittsburgh, Wyoming, and National Komen Foundations
  7. Advisor to Canfei Nesharim, an Orthodox Jewish environmental group
  8. Member of Board of Directors or Technical Advisor to:
  1. Coalition of Organizations on the Environment and Jewish Life
  2. Climate Institute
  3. Group Against Smog and Pollution
  4. Sustainable Pittsburgh
  5. Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)
  6. Children’s Health and Environmental Coalition
  7. World Information Transfer
  8. Pittsburgh United Jewish Federation Environmental Committee
  1. Frequent commentator on national and public radio and television,  
  2. Documentary films include: put in links to all that you find online

“Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer“ with Olivia Newton John, produced by Butterfield-Zuckerman, 1st Prize New York Film Festival Science Documentary, 2001.

“Rachel’s Daughters” produced by Nancy Evans for HBO, 1999.

“Cancer Wars” a four-part series, produced by BBC NOVA and WETA, 1994.

“Donora” produced by the History Channel 1998.

“On-Q Presents Donora” produced by Andy Masich and WQED, Emmy-winning short        science documentary, 2002, re-issued 2003.

“Future Conditional” with Matt Damon, produced by Marilyn and Hal Weiner as part of the PBS series “Journey to Planet Earth,” 2005

French Television Documentary on War on Cancer

Burton Goldberg, “Greed”, 2008

  1. Planning committee for 100th Anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth celebration for the Rachel Carson Homestead
  2. Planning committee for Heinz Endowments Conference on Women’s Health and the Environment, April 19-20, 2007
  3. Advisor to Construction Junction on plans for expanding community recycling and restoration services