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Paul Locke, an environmental health scientist and attorney, is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He holds an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine, a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a JD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and the District of Columbia, and before the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Dr. Locke’s research, practice, and teaching focus on the intersection of law and science, seeking opportunities to replace animals in biomedical research with new, non-animal (in vitro) methods. At Hopkins, he leads an interdisciplinary team of attorneys and scientists who advocate for policy change, primarily in US federal laws and regulations around toxicity testing of environmental chemicals and improvements in the drug development process. In addition, he is an international expert in radiation protection policy and risk communication.