Vincent Covello

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Dr. Vincent Covello is the founder and Director of the Center for Risk Communication.[1] He is a leading contributor in the field of risk communication - a science-based approach for communicating effectively in high concern situations.

Over the past 25 years, he has held numerous positions in academia and government, including Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences and Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. Prior to his joining the faculty at Columbia, Dr. Covello was a senior scientist at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C., a Study Director at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences and the Director of the Risk Assessment Program at the US National Science Foundation.

Dr. Covello received his doctorate from Columbia University and his B.A. with honors and M.A. from Cambridge University in England. He is on the editorial board of several journals and is the Past President of the Society for Risk Analysis, a professional association with over 2,500 members. Dr. Covello has authored or edited over 25 books and over 75 published articles on risk assessment, management, and communication.


  1. ^ "Risk for breast cancer abound for older women". The Nevada Daily Mail. April 28, 1998. p. 6B. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 

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