Steven M. BeckerProfessor | Norfolk, Virginia
Dr. Steven M. Becker is professor of community & environmental health in the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is an internationally recognized expert on public health preparedness, emergency planning, community response, and crisis and emergency risk communication for radiological and nuclear emergencies. Dr. Becker has had extensive field experience at the sites of radiation incidents around the world, including the 1999 nuclear criticality accident in Tokaimura, Japan.
He has done Chernobyl disaster follow-up work in Ukraine and Belarus, and was a member of a three-person radiological emergency assistance team invited to Japan in 2011 in response to the earthquake-tsunami disaster and the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident.