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Dale L. Preston (born 1949)

Dale L. Preston, (born 1949), biostatistician, a fellow of the American Statistical Association; served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences BEIR V committee and to the United Nations Scientific Committee on Atomic the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR); member of Committee 1 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (2001–2008); the principal developer of the Epicure risk regression software.

Dr. Preston has worked on studies of radiation health effects for more than 25 years. He is currently involved in a number of studies of radiation effects including the studies of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, populations exposed to radiation as a result of the operations of the Russian reactor and plutonium production complex (Mayak), and studies of a large cohort of X-raytechnologists in the United States.

Dr. Preston’s research interests include: analysis of dose-response shape, effect modification, temporal patterns of radiation-associated cancer and non-сancer mortality and incidence; methodological research on the risk estimation from cohort survival and case-control data using generalized risk models; and the design and development of statistical software