Doctors for Disaster Preparedness

Speakers 20th Annual Meeting of DDP Colorado Springs, CO, July 27-28, 2002

Sallie Baliunas, Ph.D.

Dr. Baliunas is Senior Staff Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Deputy Directory of Mount Wilson Observatory, Senior Scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute in Washington, D.C., and chairman of the Institute's Science Advisory Board. In addition, she is Visiting Professor at Tennessee State University, past contributing editor of the World Climate Report, and the author of more than 200 scientific research articles.

Dr. Baliunas's research interests include solar variability and other factors in climate change, magnet-ohydrodynamics of the sun and sunlike stars, exoplanets, and the use of laser electro-optics for the correction of turbulence due to the earth's atmosphere in astronomical images. She received her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Harvard University in 1980.

Dr. Baliunas's awards include the Newton-Lacy-Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society, the Bok Prize from Harvard University, and the 1997 Petr Beckmann Award for the Defense of Scientific Truth and Freedom.


Byron Caughey, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, MT 59840-2999

Dr. Caughey, a biochemist, is senior investigator in the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases. He has published numerous studies related to transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases), such as "mad cow" disease and chronic wasting disease, including the mechanism of prion protein transformation and the transmissibility of disease to humans.


Henry F. Cooper, Ph.D.
Chairman, High Frontier
2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 405
Arlington, VA 22206

Ambassador Cooper is a nationally recognized expert on nuclear weapons effects, strategic systems, national security policy, and arms control matters. His private sector experience includes work at JAYCOR, R&D Associates, and Bell Telephone Laboratories. He has chaired numerous senior technical and advisory boards, including the Defense Nuclear Agency's Scientific Advisory Group on Effects. In 1990, President Bush appointed him as the first civilian Strategic Defense Initiative Director.


Jerry Cuttler, D.Sc.
Cuttler & Associates Inc.
1781 Medallion Court
Mississauga ON L5J2L6 Canada

After receiving his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Toronto in 1963, Dr. Cuttler worked in nuclear engineering and R&D for 10 years in Israel. He then joined Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, heading the branch that designed the reactor control, safety system, and radiation instrumentation for the CANDU6, Pickering B, and Bruce B electricity generating stations. He served on the Council of the Canadian Nuclear Society for ten years and was president in 1995/1996. For the past 6 years, Dr. Cuttler has been assessing the effect of ionizing radiation on health and has drawn widespread attention to the beneficial effects of low-dose radiation.


Elizabeth Farah
8665 Sudley Rd, #605
Manassas, VA 20110

Mrs. Farah is a cofounder of WorldNetDaily, where she is a senior editor, columnist, and senior vice president in charge of marketing. She is a strong advocate of civil defense and home schooling. She took on the "Million Mom Marchers" in Philadelphia single-handed.


Herbert Inhaber, Ph.D.
President, Risk Concepts
3920 Mohigan Way
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Dr. Inhaber has been affiliated with the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was the Coordinator, Office of Risk Analysis in the Health and Safety Research Division. He is the author of eight books, including Energy Risk Assessment, Why Conservation Fails, and Slaying the NIMBY Dragon, and more than 150 scientific articles on physics, nuclear energy, economics, environ-mental quality, -and mechanical engineering.


Tom Kerrigan, Ph.D.
12945 SW Ridgefield Lane
Tigard, OR 97223

Dr. Kerrigan studied mathematics and physics at the University of Colorado under many veterans of the Manhattan Project. In graduate school, he worked in Jan Rosinski's group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research on a vast array of problems including the relation between meteor showers and rainfall. He has primarily worked on advancing the theory of telecom-munications and computer networks in industry. He has been a technical consultant to the Strategic Defense Initiative. He describes himself as an "applied mathema-tician working in computer engineering for whom geophysics has been a lifelong guilty pleasure."


Henry Lamb
Environmental Conservation Organization
P.O. Box 191
Hollow Rock, TN 38342

Henry Lamb is Executive Vice President of ECO, founded in 1988 to protect private property rights, and chairman of Sovereignty International. He is a colum-nist for WorldNetDaily and publishes ecoŚlogic. He can provide a first-hand account of events at important international meetings, particularly related to "global governance," the Kyoto Protocol, "sustainable develop-menr," and "biodiversity."


Jay Lehr, Ph.D.
Environmental Education Enterprises
6011 Houseman Rd.
Ostrander, OH 43061-9626

Dr. Lehr received the nation's first Ph.D. in hydrology, from the University of Arizona. He founded and serves as Senior Scientist for Environmental Education Enterprises, the leading producer of advanced technology courses for environmental professionals. He is the author of more than 400 articles and 12 books and editor of McGraw Hill's Standard Handbook on Environ-mental Science, Health, and Technology. He has consulted with nearly every agency of the U.S. federal government and many foreign countries.


Sharon Packer
PO Box 638
Heber City, UT 84032-0638

A cofounder of Civil Defense Volunteers of Utah, Mrs. Packer has instructed numerous citizens on preparedness issues. She holds a masters degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Utah and is a certified EMT. She is the regional nuclear weapons effect trainer for MARS (the air-force arm of amateur radio). She is the coauthor of Nuclear Defense Issues, a 150-page manual on the construction of blast and radiation shelters. She is a director of The American Civil Defense Ass'n (TACDA). She is a founder and Vice President of Utah Shelter Systems, which has constructed a large number of steel NBC shelters for Americans.


Arthur B. Robinson, Ph.D.
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
PO Box 1279
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Since 1993, Dr. Arthur Robinson has been the editor and publisher of Access to Energy, the pro-science, pro-technology, pro-free enterprise newsletter founded by Petr Beckmann. Dr. Robinson is founder and president of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, which, in addition to its scientific research work, has produced a wealth of materials on civil defense, including videotapes of the methods and equipment described in Nuclear War Survival Skills. The Robinson family developed and markets the Robinson Self-Teaching Home School Curriculum, one of the most widely used methods of home schooling. Dr. Robinson received his B.S. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests include protein deamidation and biochemical processes of aging. He is the author of numerous scientific articles on protein chemistry and other subjects. The Petition Project spearheaded by Dr. Robinson has so far collected the signatures of about 17,000 American scientists opposed to the Kyoto global energy rationing treaty. Dr. Robinson received the Petr Beckmann Award in 1998. He is a Past President of DDP.


Jan Rosinski, Ph.D.
590 Ord Drive
Boulder, CO 80303

While still a student, Dr. Rosinski launched his academic career by sending Prof. Findeisen a letter contradicting his theory that debris from meteor showers stimulates rainfall. Findeisen was a pioneer in atmospheric physics and also, by the outbreak of WWII, a general in the German SS. Dr. Rosinski spent the war ostensibly as a student in Warsaw (where he was a member of the Polish Resistance), so the debate with Findeisen had to take a more subdued tone.

In 1968, Dr. Rosinski was appointed Chairman of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy, and in 1976 received a Ph.D. in physics from Warsaw University.

In the U.S., he did contract research during the early years of the Cold War, sharing with Glenn Seaborg, his principal mentor, basic scientific attitudes, such as "I can't change the data to make you happy."

Dr. Rosinski was a program scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research for 30 years, on the general theme of the role of atmospheric particles in precipitation. Measurements at the heart of his 1996 paper proposing a connection between meteor showers and the formation of the "ozone hole" were taken almost 30 years earlier in an attempt to assess the validity of Findeisen's theory.

Dr. Rosinski's more than 100 publicly disclosed papers and patents have earned him an international reputation for scientific leadership.


Paul Seyfried

Together with Sharon Packer, Mr. Seyfried founded Utah Shelter Systems, which provides consultation and equipment for building multi-hazard home shelters.

Mr. Seyfried is a graduate of the Missouri Military Academy and attended the New Mexico Military Institute. He is employed by a Utah aerospace company.


Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dr. Soon is an astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar Physics Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory, a visiting scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute, a former contributing editor of World Climate Report, and Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies of the University of Putra, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has published about 30 scientific articles, a number of which concern the sun-climate connection. For years, he has researched the topic of the orbital theory of climate change, the Milankovic theory for glacial and interglacial changes.


Lowell Wood, Ph.D.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
P.O. Box 808
Livermore, CA 94550

Dr. Wood, the inventor and architect of the Brilliant Pebbles defense, has worked on American nuclear programs for 30 years. He is now a staff physicist at the University of California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. He frequently testifies before Congress on national security issues, including weapons effects (such as EMP) and defenses against them. He received DDP's Edward Teller Award in 1995.


Edwin L. Zebroski, Ph.D.
1546 Plateau Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Zebroski worked in R&D for General Electric for 20 years. For the past 25 years, he has served as a risk analyst for chemical, construction, and nuclear industries and has published extensively on major accidents such as Chernobyl, Bhopal, and Three Mile Island. He has served on many government and National Academy of Sciences panels, and is currently a member of an anti-terrorism panel for the National Academy of Engineering and a weapons risk management program for Sandia National Laboratory. He is one of the principal contributors to the book Advanced Breeder Reactors: Current Developments and Future Prospects.