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.



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

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


Research Experience

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


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

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