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David Damby, Ph.D

David Damby researches the impacts of geologic materials and environmental exposures on public health. To date, he has worked on volcanic emissions, wildfire smoke, desert dusts, coal dust, lunar dust, and diatomaceous earth. He currently works for the USGS Volcano Hazards Program.



Professional Experience

  • Member of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since 2016

  • 2013 - 2015   Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

  • 2010 - 2012   MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, UK

  • 2009 - 2012   Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience, Durham University, UK

  • 2006 - 2008   Transplantation Surgery and Immunology, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, USA

Education and Certifications

  • PhD (2012) Earth Sciences, Durham University (UK)

  • BSc (2008) Biochemistry, University of Vermont (USA)

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