Shira Kramer

Title: Taking Sides in the Courtroom: The Epidemiologist as Expert and Advocate

Shira Kramer

Title: Taking Sides in the Courtroom: The Epidemiologist as Expert and Advocate

Biography

Dr. Shira Kramer, MHS, PhD, holds a B.A. in the Biological Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University; a Master’s degree in Human Genetics, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, both from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Dr. Kramer served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children’s Cancer Research Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, from 1978-1984.  Dr. Kramer conducted research into the epidemiology/etiology of childhood cancers, taught epidemiologic methods, and co-authored two textbooks.

In 1985, Dr. Kramer founded Epidemiology International, which conducts research on the health effects of environmental, occupational, and pharmacological agents. During her professional career, Dr. Kramer has served as an epidemiological expert witness in state and federal courts in over thirty cases as a plaintiff’s expert.

In 1995, Dr. Kramer founded Sterilex Corporation, which develops antimicrobial products targeting resistant microorganisms and bacterial biofilm. Sterilex has won several awards for innovation, and is a recognized leader in the area of biofilm control in its core markets.

Dr. Kramer is a co-author of the ISEE Ethics Guidelines for Environmental Epidemiologists. She is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and is active in numerous professional and trade organizations.

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