- Senior Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch
Dr. Little studied mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge and obtained his doctorate in mathematics at New College, Oxford. Over the last two decades, he has analyzed dose response for cancer and cardiovascular disease risks in populations exposed to ionizing radiation and cigarette smoke. Dr. Little has developed statistical models to elucidate mechanisms of carcinogenesis and cardiovascular disease in various irradiated populations, and to highlight the effects of measurement error on regression estimates. He currently serves on a National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) committee, and has previously been a member of the United Kingdom (UK) Health Protection Agency’s Advisory Group on Ionising Radiation. He has also served as consultant to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and to the UK Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE).
- (2020). Lifetime Mortality Risk from Cancer and Circulatory Disease Predicted from the Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivor Life Span Study Data Taking Account of Dose Measurement Error. RADIATION RESEARCH. 194(3), 259-276.
- (2020). Analysis of Cataract in Relationship to Occupational Radiation Dose Accounting for Dosimetric Uncertainties in a Cohort of US Radiologic Technologists. RADIATION RESEARCH. 194(2), 153-161.
- (2020). Meta-analysis of published excess relative risk estimates. RADIATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOPHYSICS. 59(4), 631-641.
- (2020). Belarusian in utero cohort: A new opportunity to evaluate the health effects of prenatal and early-life exposure to ionising radiation. JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION. 40(1), 280-295.
- (2020). Epidemiological studies of natural sources of radiation and childhood cancer: current challenges and future perspectives. JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION. 40(1),