Kevin Brand

NSERC/SSHRC Associate Chair in Health Risk Management (under Technological Change Program)
Assistant Professor, School of Management
1 Stewart Street, Room 309
Phone: 613-562-5257
Fax: 613-562-5380


B.A.Sc (Toronto), M.S. (Carnegie-Mellon), S.M. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Harvard)

Dr. Brand is an Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the University of Ottawa, and a Principal Scientist within the Institute of Population Health.

Dr. Kevin Brand has broad expertise in environmental health risk assessment, with a specific interest in uncertainty analysis and its interplay with policy formulation. His publications cover a spectrum of methodological issues, including statistical methods for combining and interpreting evidence, decision analysis tools for supporting policy, and mathematical models for projecting risk. Other papers deal with exposure monitoring, and broad-brush frameworks for evaluating toxicity across chemicals.

Dr. Brand’s current research interests center on the related fields of disease-burden assessment, health valuation, risk assessment and health impact analysis. He is particularly interested in the use of summary measures of population health (such as life-expectancy, disability-adjusted life-years, etc.) as a common ``currency'' for measuring the health impacts of interventions.

Research Interests
Environmental health risk assessment
Uncertainty analysis
Policy formulation
Frameworks for interpreting animal bioassay evidence
Risk assessment and management
Mathematical modeling
Burden of disease assessment and summary measures of population health
Environmental health
Regulatory toxicology
Bayesian methods
Decision analysis

Selected Publications

Brand KP "Approximations and Heuristics for the `Cause Modified’ Life-table", Risk Analysis, 25(3) 695-709, 2005.

Brand KP, D. Krewski and JM Zielinski, "Residential Radon in Canada: An Uncertainty Analysis of Population and Individual Lung Cancer Risk", Risk Analysis, 25(2) 253-269, 2005.

Brand KP, P Catalano, JK Hammitt, L. Rhomberg and JS Evans, "Limits to empirical extrapolation studies: The case of BMD ratios", Risk Analysis, 21(4) 625-639, 2001.

Brand KP, L. Rhomberg and JS Evans, "Estimating noncancer uncertainty factors: Are ratios [of] NOAELs informative?" Risk Analysis, 19(2) 295-308, 1999.

Brand KP, et al, "Residual Perchloroethylene in dry-cleaned Acetate: The effect of pressing and extent of inter-dry-cleaner variability", J. Air Waste Manage. Assoc., 49: 213-218, 1999.

Dakins ME, J Toll, MJ Small, and KP Brand, "Risk-based environmental remediation: Bayesian Monte-Carlo analysis and the Expected Value of Sample Information", Risk Analysis, 16(1), 1996.

Brand KP, MJ Small "Updating uncertainty in an integrated risk assessment: Conceptual framework and methods", Risk Analysis, 15(6) 719-731, 1995.

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