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John D. Graham

(812) 855-1432
SPEA Room 300

Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1983
M.A, Duke University, 1980
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana Univeristy, 2008 to present
  • Dean, The Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND Corporation, 2006-2008
  • Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, US Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2001-2006
  • Founding Director, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health, 1989-2001
  • Deputy Chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 1987-1992
  • Staff Associate, Committee on Risk and Decision Making, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., 1979-1981

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Elected Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (2009).
  • Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, Society for Risk Analysis (2008).
  • Co-Recipient (with Ryan Keefe and Jay Griffin) of the annual Best Paper Award in Risk Analysis (2008), vol. 28.
  • Alumni Merit Award, Carnegie Mellon University (2002).
  • Annual Public Service Award for Achievements in Risk Communication to the American People, Annapolis Center, Annapolis, Maryland (1998).
  • Award for Outstanding Service in Helping to Develop and Support the National Agenda for Injury Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (April 25, 1991).
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation, "The Case for Motor Vehicle Injury Control”, Society for Automotive Engineers, Industry Government Meetings (May 16, 1991).
  • Co Recipient (with Steven Garber) of the annual Herbert Salzman Award for the "Outstanding Paper" in Volume 3 of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (1984).
  • Director, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI (2013 to present)
  • Faculty Advisor to IU Ballroom Dance Club (2011 to present)
  • Member, International Advisory Board of Germany’s Helmholtz-Programme “Technology, Innovation and Society” (2010 to present).
  • Chairperson, Regulatory Occupations Evaluation Committee (ROEC), State of Indiana (2010 to present).
  • Member, The B. John Garrick Foundation for the Advancement of the Risk Sciences, Advisory Board (2010 to present).
  • Member, Dow AgroSciences Advisory Committee (2010 to present).
  • Faculty Advisor to IU Debate Team (2009 to present)
  • Member, Committee on Preparing the Next Generation of Policy Makers for Science-Based Decisions. National Research Council/National Academy of Science (March 2014-June 30, 2015)
  • Expert Witness, Boies, Schiller, Flexner, Table Saw Safety (2009-2013)
  • Member, Administrative Conference of the United States (2011 to 2012).
  • Member, American Chemistry Society (2008 to present).
  • Member, Board of Scholars, American Council for Capital Formation (1995-2000 & 2007 to present).
  • Member, Scientific and Technology Council, International Risk Governance Council, Lausanne, Switzerland (2008 to present).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Risk Analysis: An International Journal (1989-2001, 2008 to present).
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Risk Governance Council, Geneva, Switzerland (2006–2008).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (2001-present).
  • Member, Committee on the Status and Future of Federal e-Rulemaking (2008).
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel, Green Chemistry Initiative, State of California (2007–2008).
  • Member, Public Health Policy Advisory Board (1997-2001).
  • Member, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (1997-2001).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Risk: Health, Safety and Environment (1990-2001).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Risk Research (1990-2001).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Injury Control and Safety Promotion (1999).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Accident Analysis and Prevention: An International Journal (1990-1999).
  • Elected President, Society for Risk Analysis (1995-1996).
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Risk Analysis, Advisory Body to the President of the National Academy of Sciences (1994).
  • Member, Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University (1991-1994).
  • Member, Committee to Review the Structure and Performance of the Health Effects Institute, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council (1992 -1993).
  • Member, Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. (1990-1993).
  • Member, Highway Safety Study, Strategic Transportation Research Committee, Transportation Research Board, (1989-1991).
  • Member, Committee to Identify Measures that May Improve the Safety of School Bus Transportation, Transportation Research Board, (1987-1988).

Professional Interests
Government reform, energy and the environment, and the future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries

Current Projects

Selected Publications
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  • Eberhard Bohne, John D. Graham, Jos C.N. Raadschelders in collobration Jesse Paul Lehrke, Public Administration and the Modern State: Assessing Trends and Impact, Palgrave Macmillan, In Press.
  • Kristin Seefeldt and John D. Graham, America’s Poor and the Great Recession, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN (2013).
  • Wendling, Zachary A., Attari, Shahzeen Z., Carley, Sanya R., Krause, Rachel M., Warren, David C., Rupp, John A., Graham, John D., "On the Importance of Strengthening Moderate Beliefs in Climate Science to Foster Support for Immediate Action.” Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2013, 5153-5170.
  • Krause, Rachel M., Carley, Sanya R., Lane, Bradley W., Graham, John D., “Perception and Reality: Public Knowledge of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in 21 U.S. Cities” Energy Policy, Volume 63, December 2013, 433-440.
  • Krause, Rachel M., Carley, Sanya, Warren, David C., Rupp, John A., Graham, John D., “Not In (or Under) My Backyard: Geographic Proximity and Public Acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Facilities.” Risk Analysis, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/risa.12119
  • Abelkop, Adam D.K., Graham, John D., Principles and Tools of Chemical Regulation: A Comment on ‘the Substitution Principle in Chemical Regulation: A Constructive Critique’ Journal of Risk Research, 2013, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2013.841742
  • Lane, Bradley W., Carley, Sanya, Krause, Rachel, Graham, John D., “Government Promotion of the Electric Car: Risk Management or Industrial Policy?” European Journal of Risk Regulation, Issue 2, 2013, 224-241.
  • Carley, Sanya, Krause, Rachel M., Lane, Bradley W., Graham, John D., “Intent to Purchase A Plug-in Electric Vehicle: A Survey of Early Impressions in Large U.S. Cities”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 18, January 2013, 39-45.
  • Carley, Sanya, Krause, Rachel M., Warren, David C., Rupp, John A., Graham, John D., “Early Public Impressions of Terrestrial CCS in a Coal-Intensive State”, Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 46 (13), July 2012, 7086-93.
  • Krutilla, Kerry and Graham, John D., “Are Green Vehicles Worth the Extra Cost? The Case of Diesel-Electric Hybrid Technology for Urban Delivery Vehicles”, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Volume 31, Number 3, Summer 2012, pp. 501-532.
  • Seefeldt, Kristin, Abner, Gordon, Bolinger, Joel, Xu, Lanlan, Graham, John D., “At Risk: America’s Poor During and After the Great Recession”, SPEA, IU, January 2012.
  • Abelkop, Adam, Graham, John D., Wise, Lois R., “Lessons from the EU’s REACH Program, Vol. 2(2) European Journal of Risk Regulation, February 2011, pp. 181-182.
  • Fernandez, Sergio & Graham, John, “Reform of Public Organizations: How to Induce More Proactive Responses to Emerging Risks”, Paper presented at the International Risk Governance Council’s Workshop on Emerging Risks, December 16 & 17, 2010. Rüschlikon, Switzerland.
  • John D. Graham, “Why Governments Need Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Management”, Risk and Regulatory Policy: Improving the Governance of Risk, OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform, 2010, pp. 237-246.
  • Graham, John D., “Bush on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Failures,” Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 2010.
  • Graham, John D., Olmstead, Sarah, "Is There a Universal Precautionary Principle?" Controversies in Globalization, edited by Peter M. Haas, John A. Hird and Beth McBratney, CQ Press, Washington, D.C. 2009, pp. 115-12
  • Keefe, Ryan, Griffin, Jay, Graham, John D., “The Benefits and Costs of New Fuels and Engines for Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States,” Risk Analysis, Volume 28, No. 5, 2008, pp. 1141-1154
  • Graham, John D., “Saving Lives through Administrative Law and Economics,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Volume 157 (2), December 2008, pp. 395-540
  • Graham, John D., Wiener, Jonathan B., “The Precautionary Principle and Risk-Risk Tradeoffs: A Comment,” Journal of Risk Research, Volume 11(4), December 2008, pp. 465-474
  • Graham, John D., Wiener, Jonathan B., “Empirical Evidence for Risk-Risk Tradeoffs: A Rejoinder to Hansen and Tickner,” Journal of Risk Research, Volume 11(4), December 2008, pp. 485-490
  • Graham, John D., Noe, Paul, “Due Process and Management for Guidance Documents: Good Governance Long Overdue,” Yale Journal on Regulation, Volume 25(1), Winter 2008, pp. 103-112
  • Graham, John D., Montoya, Silvia, “Modernizing the Federal Government: Paying for Performance,” RAND Publications, OP-213-PV/EMR, 2007
  • Epstein, Diana, Graham, John D., “Polarized Politics and Policy Consequences,” RAND Publications, OP-197-PV/EMR, 2007
  • Keefe, Ryan, Graham, John D., Griffin, Jay, “The Benefits and Costs of New Fuels and Engines for Cars and Light Trucks,” RAND Publications, WR-537-PRGS, 2007
  • Graham, John D., Hu, Jianhui, “The Risk-Benefit Balance in the United States: Who Decides?” Health Affairs, Volume 26(3), May-June. 2007, p. 625-635
  • Brown, Elizabeth, Graham, John D., “Leading the Executive Branch: Strategies and Options for Achieving Success,” RAND Publications, OP-181-PV-MR, 2007
  • Graham, John D., “The Evolving Regulatory Role Of The U.S. Office Of Management And Budget,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Vol.1(2), 2007, pp. 171-191
  • Graham, John D., “Valuing the Future: OMB’s Refined Position,” The University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 74, Winter 2007 pp. 51-57
  • Graham, John D., Paul R. Noe, Elizabeth L. Branch, “Managing the Regulatory State: The Experience of the Bush Administration,” Fordham Urban Law Journal, Volume 33(4), 2006, pp. 953-1002