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FACTSHEET: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, HCRA

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718 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-432-4497
Fax: 617-432-0190

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) is an academic center operating as part of the Harvard University School of Public Health. Heavily financed by corporate interests, the Center was founded in 1989 to "promote reasoned public responses to health, safety, and environmental hazards by taking a broader view."

HCRA's stated goal is to help direct limited public health dollars to where they can do the most good. HCRA engages in various types of risk analysis, including cost effectiveness, risk assessment, and value information analysis. The Center conducts research in the areas of motor vehicle safety, medical technology, environmental health, food and agriculture, and children's health. On the issue of global warming, HCRA's Environmental Science Research Program is conducting a project on "Global Climate Change and Stratospheric-Ozone Depletion." The project evaluates "alternative policies to respond to potential global threats of climate change. The central theme of the work is to examine how decision analysis can be used to improve policy." (http://www.hcra.harvard.edu/environmentresearch.html#global) Unrestricted grants have come from the American Crop Protection Association, the conservative Bradley Foundation, the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the Chlorine Chemistry Council, and the National Association of Home Builders. Unrestricted grants have come from Goodyear, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Paper, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, LA Chemical Association, Merck, Monsanto, National Steel, Novartis, Olin Corp. Charitable Trust, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Shell, Texaco, Union Carbide, Unocal, 3M, Aetna, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Alcoa, ARCO, ASARCO, Ashland, Atlantic Richfield, BASF, Boise Cascade, British Petroleum, Frito Lay, Glaxo-Wellcome, Charles G. Koch foundation, Ciba Geigy, Rhone Poulenc, Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical, Dow Elanco, Coca Cola, Dupont Ag, Kodak, Exxon, E.I. DuPont, Ford, General Motors, General Electric, and more. (www.hcra.harvard.edu/unrestricted.html)

FUNDING

Harvard Center for Risk Analysis has received $30,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2000
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

KEY PEOPLE

John D. Graham
Founding Director
Source: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis website 5/04

C. Boyden Gray
Executive Council Member
Source: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis website 5/04

PEOPLE

James Hammitt
Researcher
Source: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis website 5/04

SOURCES

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Harvard Center for Risk Analysis website 5/04
http://www.hcra.harvard.edu