O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A. (mathematics), Xavier University, 1967
Ph.D. (philosophy of science) Notre Dame, 1972
NSF-funded post-docs in biology, in economics, in hydrogeology
Areas of Expertise: Scientific modeling; methodological uncertainty; statistical methods in radiation physics and population biology; quantitative risk assessment; normative ethics; science and ethics/public policy.
- Tainted: How Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science, Oxford University Press, 2014.
- What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power,Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environment and Public Health,Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Environmental Justice, Oxford University Press, 2003.
- The Ethics of Scientific Research, Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.
- (with E. McCoy) Method in Ecology, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
- Burying Uncertainty: Risk and the Case Against Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste, University of California Press, 1993.
- (with L. Caldwell) Policy for Land: Law and Ethics, Rowman and Littlefield, 1993.
- Expert Judgment in Assessing Radwaste Risks, US DOE, 1992.
- Risk and Rationality, University of California Press,1991; Italian translation 1993, Japanese translation 2007.
- Nuclear Energy and Ethics, WCC, 1991.
- Risk Analysis and Scientific Method, Kluwer, 1985.
- Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology, Kluwer, 1985.
- Four Methodological Assumptions in Risk-Cost-Benefit Analysis, NTIS, 1983.
- Nuclear Power and Public Policy, Kluwer, 1980, 1983; Spanish translation 1983, 1991.
- Environmental Ethics, Boxwood, 1981, 1991; Japanese translation 1992, Korean translation 2003)
“How Some Scientists and Engineers Contribute to Environmental Injustice,” US National Academy of Engineering: The Bridge 47, no. 1 (2017): 36-44.
- “Pesticides, Neurodevelopmental Disagreement, and Bradford Hill’s Guidelines,” with Christopher ChoGlueck, Accountability in Research 24, no. 1 (2017); http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2016.1203786
- “Biased Dismissal of Epigenetic Evidence for ‘Clean-Diesel’ Carcinogenicity and Genotoxicity,” with Catherine McQuestion, Austin J of Genetics and Genomic Research 3, no 1 (2016); 1019; ISSN : 2471-030X
- “ ‘Special-Interest Science’ Harms Diesel-Polluted Communities Like East Los Angeles,”with Catherine McQuestion, Journal of Community Medicine and Public-Health Care 2016, 3: 016; http://heraldopenaccess.us/fulltext/Community-Medicine-&-Public-Health-Care/Special-Interest-Science-Harms-Diesel-Polluted-Communities-Like-East-Los-Angeles.pdf
- “Flawed Science Delays Smelter Cleanup and Worsens Health” (2015)
Office: 211 Malloy
The US National Science Foundation has funded Shrader-Frechette's science-related research for 28 years, and for the last decade, she has directed the Center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health. In 2004, she became only the third American to win the World Technology Award in Ethics---for her research in science and ethics and public-health ethics. In 2007, Catholic Digest named her one of 12 "Heroes for the US and the World" because of her and her students' pro-bono environmental-justice (EJ) work with minority and poor communities. In 2011, Tufts University gave her the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award for her pro-bono public-health and EJ Work.