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John D. Graham

Administrator, OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

John D. Graham is the Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. His responsibilities include coordination of regulatory review, paperwork reduction, statistical policy and information policy in the U.S. Federal government.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Graham founded and led the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis from 1990 to 2001. While at OMB, Mr. Graham is on leave from the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, where he taught graduate students the methods of risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis.

Mr. Graham earned his B.A. from Wake Forest University, his M.A. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University. He served as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution and as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mr. Graham has written seven books and more than 100 scientific articles and is best known for his scholarship on automotive safety and environmental policy.

Articles by John D. Graham

Risk and Precaution — A U.S. Perspective

What is the role of government in protecting the public interest when regulating the field of science?

November 15, 2004