Dr Vincent CovelloDirectorCentre for Risk Communication, USA. Dr. Vincent Covello, founder and Director of the Center for Risk Communication, is a nationally and internationally recognized trainer, researcher, consultant, and expert in risk, crisis, emergency, conflict, change, and high stress communications.He
has consulted for several hundred public and private sector organizations over the past 30 years.Dr. Covello's most recent assignments include trainings, workshops, and consultations related to communications about bio-terrorism; mining; vaccine safety; hazardous waste; radiation; nuclear power; dirty bombs; worker safety; air pollution; hospital and emergency room communications during crisis situations; foot and mouth disease; pharmaceutical safety; biotechnology; West Nile virus; mad cow disease; 9/11; autism in children; SARS; and most recently , Hurricane Katrina, tsunamis, London terrorist bombings, avian flu, and pandemic influenza.
Over the past thirty years, Dr. Covello
has held positions in academia and government.Prior to establishing the Center for Risk Communication, he was Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Clinical Medicine at Columbia University.He has also served as Senior Scientist on detail at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, DC, Study Director at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, and Director of Risk Assessment Programs at the National Science Foundation.He also serves as a risk and crisis communications consultant and advisor to several organizations, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Covello received his doctorate from Columbia University and his B.A. with honors and M.A. from Cambridge University in England.He serves on the editorial board of several journals and is the Past President of the Society for Risk Analysis, a professional association with over 3000 members.Dr. Covello
has authored or edited more than 25 books and over 75 published articles.Dr. Covello's
most recent book is titled "Effective Media Communication in Public Health Emergencies: A World Health Organization