Animal & Veterinary
RISK ASSESSMENT ADVISOR COMES TO CVM
FDA Veterinarian Newsletter July/August 2001 Volume XVI, No IV
H. Gregg Claycamp, Ph.D., CHP, joined FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as the Senior Advisor for Risk Assessment on June 4, 2001. Dr. Claycamp will help develop the antimicrobial risk assessment policy for CVM using state-of-the art science. He will also serve as the senior scientist for CVM's Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE) in all other risk assessment issues.
Dr. Claycamp comes to CVM from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, where he was a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Claycamp directed the graduate programs in Risk Assessment and Radiation Health while maintaining an active research and teaching career. His research has included international studies in radiation risk assessment, chemical hazard identification, environmental exposures, and basic studies on radiation or chemically induced DNA damage in both microbes and animal cells. Dr. Claycamp has developed novel applications of artificial intelligence for diverse problems in human health risk assessment.
Dr. Claycamp holds an A.B. degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Radiological Health Engineering from Northwestern University. Dr. Claycamp has served on the faculties of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and The University of Kansas Department of Radiation Biophysics. He has been involved in faculty governance and both national and university service committees including NIH, DOE and NSF peer-review committees, university committees having oversight of biohazard and radiation safety, and the Risk Assessment Committee for the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Dr. Claycamp participates in many professional organizations including the Health Physics Society, Society for Risk Analysis and the Risk Assessment and Policy Association. He has served as chapter president for both the Health Physics Society and the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Claycamp is certified in the comprehensive practice of health physics by the American Board of Health Physics (Certified Health Physicist.)