Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications

Develop your capacity to identify and assess health risks posed by environmental hazards.


This continuing education course explores the principles of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication, ensuring you can identify, explain, and make decisions about risks to public health. You will learn how risk analysis is done, how it is interpreted, and how it influences regulatory decision-making. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to analyze how environmental hazards impact human health.


This program uses case studies, lectures, and small-group work to explore such topics as hazard identification, toxicology and epidemiology in risk analysis, risk perception, risk communication, life-cycle assessment, and the interplay of risk management and the law. You will gain the skills needed to:


  • Perform a broader, nuanced risk assessment
  • Improve the effectiveness of current risk assessment practices
  • Apply these concepts to diverse risk analysis and management issues

Speaker and Presenter Information

Program Director


James K. Hammitt, PhD
Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences
Department of Environmental HealthDepartment of Health Policy and Management

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Labor, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health

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Mon-Thu, Feb 11-14, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Boston, MA

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