Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs
Dr. Bonnie S. Richter has been the Director of the Office of Illness and Injury Prevention Programs since 2004, having served in the Office since 1990.
Dr. Richter is responsible for managing senior level staff that provides
technical support in epidemiology, public health, industrial hygiene, and
health physics to both federal and contractor programs. Dr. Richter's
professional training is in occupational epidemiology, the assessment of
adverse health effects associated with occupational exposures. She received
her A.B. (biology) from Clark University, Worcester, MA, earned an M.P.H.
from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and received a Ph.D.
in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public
Dr. Richter has vast experience in conducting various health studies
among workers, as well as residents of communities potentially exposed to
chemical or radionuclide wastes. She has taught epidemiologic methods to
diverse audiences, from graduate students to community groups. Dr. Richter
served on the President's Task Force on Environmental Health and Safety
Risks to Children, the Federal Interagency Working Group on Women's Health
and the Environment, and the National Children's Study Chemical Exposure
Group. Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Richter worked for the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clifton H. Strader, Ph.D., has been a member of the Office of
Health since its establishment in 1990. He has done extensive work in the
development of occupational health surveillance methods, managing the development
of worker health surveillance as a contractor at the Hanford Site from 1986 to
1990. He currently manages the Department's
Illness and Injury Surveillance Program, monitoring occupational illness and
injury among more than 85,000 DOE contractor workers at 13 sites.
Dr. Strader is
responsible for the development of Illness and Injury Surveillance reports and
has lectured on various health and safety issues to numerous audiences including
DOE workers, site occupational medicine staff, line management, and organized
labor. He provides technical support in the conduct of outbreak investigations
and provides guidance and consultation in the Department's ongoing evaluation and
redesign of approaches to integrate health, safety, and environment data analysis.
He received his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington,
School of Public Health.