HTDS Guide - Research Team
The HTDS was conducted by a team of scientists and physicians with extensive experience in epidemiological research, radiation exposure and thyroid disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC protects people’s health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries, providing information on health issues, and promoting healthy living through partnerships with local, national and international organizations.
Paul Garbe, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Scientific Advisor, HTDS; Associate Director for Science, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center of Environmental Health
Dr. Garbe has worked at CDC for 20 years on issues related to the health effects of environmental hazards. He served in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, and since 1991, has coordinated CDC epidemiology projects which assess relationships between thyroid diseases and environmental radiation exposures.
HTDS Project Manager
Mike Donnelly was CDC’s HTDS project officer through 2001 and has been involved in Hanford issues since 1991. He has more than 20 years experience with CDC as a public health advisor working on a variety of public health issues.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an independent, non-profit research institution, which conducts scientific investigations of the causes and treatments of cancer and other potentially fatal diseases.
Scott Davis, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, HTDS; Program in Epidemiology, FHCRC; Professor and Chairman, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
Dr. Davis’ research is focused on investigations of the health effects of radiation exposure in human populations, and includes studies of survivors of the atomic bombings in Japan and people exposed to radiation from Chernobyl.
Kenneth J. Kopecky, Ph.D.
Co-investigator, HTDS; Program in Biostatistics, FHCRC; Affiliate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
Dr. Kopecky is a biostatistician with extensive experience in research into the health effects of radiation, including studies of Japanese atomic bomb survivors and of people exposed to fallout from Chernobyl. Dr. Kopecky also served as a member of the HEDR Technical Steering Panel.
Thomas Hamilton, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-investigator, HTDS; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Washington
Dr. Hamilton is a practicing endocrinologist and an expert in the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease. He has conducted research in the Marshall Islands, where he evaluated the risk of thyroid disease among people exposed to fallout from nuclear weapons testing.