Erik Rifkin, PhD

by Rachad Davis

March 27, 2017

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, School of Public Health,
Johns Hopkins University

Erik Rifkin is an environmental scientist who has had over 35 years of experience in assessing and characterizing human health and ecological risks. Dr. Rifkin is coauthor of the books, The Illusion of Certainty – Health Benefits and Risks and Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks – A Guide to Facilitate Doctor-Patient Communication, both published by Springer in 2007 and 2015 respectively. He has provided advice and guidance to federal and state regulatory agencies, corporations, NGOs and the public in interpreting health risks and benefits. His articles have been published in peer reviewed journals and his professional activities have underscored the importance of the communication of health risks and shared decision-making.