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Donna Cragle, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President — Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Donna Cragle (B.A. ’74, Biology) is a senior vice president at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of over one hundred American universities whose mission is to advance scientific research and education. In addition, she serves as director of health, environment, and radiation management at the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education. Cragle has researched the occupational hazards in the U.S. Department of Energy for over 35 years, specializing in the occupational epidemiology of radiation and beryllium exposure. During the course of her career, she has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and presented testimony on mercury exposures to workers in Oak Ridge to Congress. She has extensive experience conducting large-scale studies using data from multiple worker populations.

In addition to her bachelors degree from IU, Cragle has a doctorate in environmental epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in human genetics from the Medical College of Virginia.


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