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Conflict or Bias Policy and Disclosure Statements
- COI Point of Contact and COB Officer
- NIOSH Policy: Appearance of Bias & General COI Requirements
- DCAS Staff Conflict or Bias Disclosure Statements
- Contractor and Advisory Board Conflict or Bias Disclosure Statements
- Comments on NIOSH Conflict or Bias Policy and Disclosure Statements
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Archive on NIOSH Conflict or Bias Policy and Disclosure Statements
Disclosure and exclusion of conflicts and biases (COBs) ensures and maximizes the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of all scientific information disseminated by NIOSH pursuant to its responsibilities under EEOICPA. Achieving the highest level of scientific information quality is a core value for NIOSH, CDC, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is therefore crucial, for employees and corporate entities that perform any key program function or program support function for NIOSH pursuant to its responsibilities under EEOICPA, to fully disclose all past, current, or planned future employment-related relationships, financial relationships, familial relationships, or supervisory or subordinate work relationships that could pose a COB. If such a COB is found, the individual or corporate entity is to be excluded from performing any key program function.
The DCAS Conflict of Interest Point of Contact and the NIOSH Conflict or Bias Officer are available to answer questions regarding the NIOSH Conflict of Interest Policy and its implementation.
DCAS Conflict of Interest Point of Contact
NIOSH Conflict or Bias Officer (COB Officer)
The NIOSH COB Officer reports directly to the NIOSH Director. He is responsible for ensuring that any key Program function document disseminated by NIOSH conforms substantively and procedurally to all the provisions contained in this COB Policy Statement. In addition, the COB Officer manages the process to ensure that all key Program function documents conform to the NIOSH COB Policy Statement. For example, the COB Officer will review all disclosures; investigate and resolve complaints about failure to disclose; may examine key Program documents for proper attribution; and examine the roles of the document owner, site, and subject experts in key Program documents.
Phone: 513-533-6800 or toll-free at 1-877-222-7570
About this Document: Summarizes the legal requirements regarding conflicts of interest which apply to NIOSH employees and members of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health as Federal employees. It also outlines NIOSH’s Appearance of Bias Policy regarding participation in activities related to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
About this Document: Provides a step-by-step roadmap for handling conflict-of-interest and bias issues in a manner consistent with the NIOSH AOB Policy.
Note: The “NIOSH Policy on the Appearance of Bias for the EEOICPA Program & General Conflict of Interest Requirements” and the “Implementing Procedures for the NIOSH Policy on the Appearance of Bias for the EEOICPA Program and General Conflict of Interest Requirements” above, replace the “NIOSH Statement of Policy: Management of Conflict or Bias in the Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program” (Rev. 2, June 24, 2009, COB Policy).
Adams, Nancy (Contractor)
Allen, Dave (Health Physicist)
Bouldin, David (Technical Information Specialist)–Former Employee
Breyer, Laurie (Health Communications Specialist)–Former Employee
Buelow, Helen (Secretary)–Former Employee
Calhoun, Grady (DCAS Director)
Calvo, Sebastian (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Cardarelli II, John (Health Physicist)
Carson, Tonia (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Chang, Chia-Chia (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Cook, Madeline (Health Physicist)
Crawford, Chris (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Darnell, Pete (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Dong, Maxia (Research Health Scientist)–Former Employee
Elliott, Larry (Former DCAS Director)–Former Employee
Ellison, Chris (Health Communications Specialist)–Former Employee
Gheen, Angelica (Health Physicist)
Gilbertson, Tracey (Technical Information Specialist)
Glover, Sam (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Haas, Chris (Program Analyst)
Hartle, Lynette (Technical Information Specialist)–Former Employee
Hearl, Frank (NIOSH Conflict or Bias Officer)
Herbert, Nichole (Program Management Analyst)–Former Employee
Hinnefeld, Stu (Former DCAS Director)–Former Employee
Howard, Katie (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Hughes, Lara (Health Physicist)
Jenkins, April (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Jenkins, Sharon (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Johnson, J.J. (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Katz, Ted (Program Analyst)–Former Employee
Kraus, Kim (Program Analyst)
Kuo, Nancy (Technical Information Specialist)
Leary, Glenda (Health Communications Specialist)
Lobaugh, Megan (Health Physicist)
Macievic, Greg (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Marion-Moss, Lori (Health Physicist)
Miller, Relada (Program Analyst)
Nelson, Chuck (Health Physicist)
Neton, Jim (Associate Director for Science)–Former Employee
Rolfes, Beth (Health Physicist)
Rolfes, Mark (Health Physicist)
Rutherford, LaVon (Health Physicist)
Sundin, Dave (Deputy Director)
Taulbee, Tim (Associate Director for Science)
Tomes, Tom (Health Physicist)
Turner, Leroy (Technical Information Specialist)–Former Employee
Ulsh, Brant (Health Physicist)–Former Employee
Vonder Ahe, Nancy (Program Analyst)
S. Cohen & Associates: Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements for NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Quality Assurance Contract
An online listing of disclosure statements for staff supporting NIOSH’s quality assurance effort for the dose reconstructions being performed by ORAU as part of DCAS’ implementation of EEOICPA.
Written comments are welcome and can be submitted to NIOSH electronically by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH DCAS, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C45, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226.
For answers to frequent questions and concerns on conflict or bias, please visit the FAQs: Conflict or Bias (COB) page of our website.