Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Richard  Lemen

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

Distinguished Alumni Award Central Methodist College 1987

Distinguished Service Medal, United States Public Health Service 1991

Meritorious Service medal, United States Public Health Service 1988

The Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal 1993

James P. Keogh Award for Outstanding Service in Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 2000

Irving J. Selikoff  Award, Collegium Ramazzini, Carpi Italy    2016

Scholar - Consortium for Public Health - University of California   1994-1995

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Contact Information

241 Rose Ridge Court ,

Canton , GA 30115

Phone: 770-364-2776

Email: richard@ralemen.org

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Areas of Interest

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Occupational Health
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Toxicology

Affiliations & Activities

Presidential Appointment to The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health,  October 2009 - 2018.  Appointed by President Obama

Collegium Ramazzini, Elected Fellow since 1984

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Co-Chair Science Advisory Board 2006 -present

Associate Editor - American Journal of Industrial Medicine

American Public Health Association

Publications

  • , , A Bibliometric analysis of gaps in research on Asbestos-related diseases: declining emphasis on public health over 26 years. , British Medical Journal, ,
  • , , Asbestos, The International Encyclopedia of Public health - 2nd Edition. Oxford: Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., Vol. 1, 176-182
  • , , Toward an asbestos ban in the United States. , Int J Environ Res Public Health, 14, 1302
  • , , Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure: Epidemiologic patterns and impact in the United States. , J Tox Environ Health, Part B. , 19, 250-265
  • , , How conflicted authors undermine the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to stop all use of asbestos: spotlight on studies showing that chrysotile is carcinogenic and facilitates other non-cancer asbestos-related diseases. , Int J Occup Environ Health, 21, 176-179
  • , , Asbestos exposure during home renovation in New South Wales., Med J Australia, 200, 315-317
  • , , Epidemic to Pandemic: Asbestos in Our world, Chapter 1., Journée Internationale Des Victimes De L’Amiante, State of Science, State of the World. Proceeding of Symposium International Day of Asbestos Victims, October 12th, 2012, Luxembourg Palace, Paris France, ANDEVA, Paris, October: 1-34., ,
  • , , The Worldwide Pandemic of Asbestos-Related Diseases. , Ann Rev Public Health; 34: 4.1-4.12, ,
  • , , Asbestos, Patty's Toxicology, 6th Ed John Viley & Sons, Inc. , 5, 211-256
  • , , Asbestos Ch. 83, Patty's Toxicology, Fifth Edition, Eds: Bingham, & Cohrssen, John Wiley & Sons, ,
  • , , Epidemiology of Asbestos-Related Diseases and the Knowledge That Led to What is Known Today – Ch. 5. , Asbestos Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and health Effects – Second Edition. Eds Ronald F. Dodson, Samuel P. Hammar., , 131-268
  • , , Asbestos, International Encyclopedia of Public Health, I, 238-245
  • , , Asbestos in brakes: Exposure and risk of disease., Am J Ind Med, Vol. 45, Mar., p. 229-237., ,
  • , , Chrysotile Asbestos as a cause of mesothelioma: application of the Hill causation model, Int. J Occup Environ Health, 10, 233-239