Contact Details

Phone: 09110780135
V Ramana Dhara
Professor

I am an occupational/environmental medicine physician board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine. I have advanced training in epidemiology with a Doctor of Science degree from the Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell.

As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, I have designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. My work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. My international experience includes evaluation of hazardous industries in India. My work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents.

I serve as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Occupational and Environmental health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory Univ., and as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Social Medicine & Community Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, both in Atlanta, GA.

In clinical practice, I have many years of experience in the area of workmen’s compensation and non-surgical orthopedics. In 2005, I served as physician to the CNN news team covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. I am the former Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinics at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. I am a Fellow of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Professional Affiliations

Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Fellow, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Center Affiliations
  • IIPHH
Research Summary and Interests

As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, I have designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. My work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. My international experience includes evaluation of hazardous industries in India. My work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents. I have worked in occupational health and non-surgical orthopedics.

Areas of Expertise
  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Occupational Health
Other Areas of Expertise
    Toxicology