Richard Kwok, Ph.D. is a Staff Scientist in the Epidemiology Branch at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and is the Lead Associate Investigator for the GuLF STUDY. His interests focus on the environmental causes of a range of diseases.
The pervasive nature of the environment in disease etiology has allowed him to work on a number of different projects with domestic and international collaborators from the federal, academic, and industry sectors. His work has included research into air and water pollution, including arsenic, and non-ionizing UV radiation exposures with outcomes including cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive and cancer health outcomes. Most recently, he has been involved in the GuLF STUDY, which focuses on potential health effects of clean-up workers, volunteers, and community members from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Dr. Kwok received his B.S.P.H. (Environmental Science), M.S.P.H. and Ph.D. (Epidemiology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."