William Bailey
William H. Bailey, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Occupational & Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • Bowie

Dr. Bailey specializes in applying state-of-the-art assessment methods to environmental and occupational health issues. His 30 years of training and experience include laboratory and epidemiologic research, health risk assessment, and comprehensive exposure analysis. Dr. Bailey has investigated exposures to alternating current, direct current, and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, ‘stray voltage’, and electrical shock, as well as to a variety of chemical agents and air pollutants. He is particularly well known for his research on potential health effects of electromagnetic fields and has served as an advisor to numerous state, federal, and international agencies. Currently, he is involved in research on exposures to marine life from submarine cables and respiratory exposures to ultrafine- and nanoparticles.

Dr. Bailey is a visiting scientist at the Cornell University Medical College and has lectured at Rutgers University, the University of Texas (San Antonio), and the Harvard School of Public Health. He was formerly Head of the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology and Environmental Toxicology at the New York State Institute for Basic Research, Staten Island, New York, and an Assistant Professor and NIH postdoctoral fellow in Neurochemistry at The Rockefeller University in New York.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Neuropsychology, City University of New York, 1975
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1969
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1966
  • Sigma Xi

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (Subcommitee 3, Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Fields (0 to –3 kHz) and Subcommittee 4, Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields (3 kHz to 3 GHz)

    Elected member of the Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1998–2001

Publications

Bailey WH. Review of epidemiology of electromagnetic fields, Martin Rӧӧsli, Editor. Health Physics 2015; 109:606–607.

Chang ET, Adami H-O, Bailey WH, Boffetta P, Krieger RI, Moolgavkar SH, Mandel JS. Validity of geographically modeled environmental exposure estimates. Crit Rev Toxicol 2014 May; 44:450–466. doi: 10.3109/10408444.2014.902029.

Alexander DD, Bailey WH, Perez V, Mitchell ME, Su S. Air ions and respiratory function outcomes: A comprehensive review. J Negat Results Biomed 2013 Sep 9; 12(1):14. doi: 10.1186/1477-5751-12-14.

Perez V, Alexander DD, Bailey WH. Air ions and mood outcomes: A review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry 2013 Jan 15; 13(1):29. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-29.

Bailey WH, Johnson GB, Bishop J, Hetrick T, Su S. Measurements of charged aerosols near ±500 kV DC transmission lines and in other environments. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 2012; 27:371–379.

Shkolnikov YP, Bailey WH. Electromagnetic interference and exposure from household wireless networks. 2011 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (PSES), October 1–5, 2011.

Kavet R, Bailey WH, Bracken TD, Patterson RM. Recent advances in research relevant to electric and magnetic field exposure guidelines. Bioelectromagnetics 2008; 29:499–526.

Bailey WH, Wagner M. IARC evaluation of ELF magnetic fields: Public understanding of the 0.4µT exposure metric. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 2008; 18:233–235.

Bailey WH, Erdreich L. Accounting for human variability and sensitivity in setting standards for electromagnetic fields. Health Physics 2007; 92:649–657.

Bailey WH, Nyenhuis JA. Thresholds for 60-Hz magnetic field stimulation of peripheral nerves in human subjects. Bioelectromagnetics 2005; 26:462–468.

Bracken TD, Senior RS, Bailey WH. DC electric fields from corona-generated space charge near AC transmission lines. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 2005; 20:1692–1702.

Bailey WH. Dealing with uncertainty in formulating occupational and public exposure limits. Health Physics 2002; 83:402–408.

Bailey WH. Health effects relevant to the setting of EMF exposure limits. Health Physics 2002; 83:376–386.

Kavet R, Stuchly MA, Bailey WH, Bracken TD. Evaluation of biological effects, dosimetric models, and exposure assessment related to ELF electric- and magnetic-field guidelines. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2001; 16:1118–1138.

Bailey WH. ICNIRP recommendation for limiting public exposure to 4 Hz–1 kHz electric and magnetic fields. Health Physics1999; 77:97–98.

Bailey WH. Principles of risk assessment with application to current EMF risk communication issues. In: EMF Risk Perception and Communication. Repacholi MH, Muc AM (eds), World Health Organization, Geneva, 1999.

De Santo RS, Bailey WH. Environmental justice tools and assessment practices. Proceedings, American Public Transit Association, 1999.

Bailey WH, Su SH, Bracken TD. Probabilistic approach to ranking sources of uncertainty in ELF magnetic field exposure limits. Health Physics 1999; 77:282–290.

Bailey WH. Field parameters. Proceedings, EMF Engineering Review Symposium, Status and Summary of EMF Engineering Research. Bracken TD and Montgomery JH (eds), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, April 28–29, 1998.

Bailey WH. Policy implications. Proceedings, EMF Engineering Review Symposium, Status and Summary of EMF Engineering Research. Bracken TD and Montgomery JH (eds), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, April 28–29, 1998.

Bailey WH. Probabilistic approaches to deriving risk-based exposure guidelines: Application to extremely low frequency magnetic fields. In: Non-Ionising Radiation. Dennis JA and Stather JW (eds), Special Issue of Radiation Protection Dosimetry 1997; 72:327–336.

Bailey WH, Su SH, Bracken TD, Kavet R. Summary and evaluation of guidelines for occupational exposure to power frequency electric and magnetic fields. Health Physics 1997; 73:433–453.

Bracken TD, Senior RS, Rankin RF, Bailey WH, Kavet R. Magnetic field exposures in the electric utility industry relevant to occupational guideline levels. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 1997; 12:756–768.

Blondin J-P, Nguyen D-H, Sbeghen J, Goulet D, Cardinal C, Maruvada P-S, Plante M, and Bailey WH. Human perception of electric fields and ion currents associated with high voltage DC transmission lines. Bioelectromagnetics 1996; 17:230–241.

Bailey WH, Charry JM. Acute exposure of rats to air ions: Effects on the regional concentration and utilization of serotonin in brain. Bioelectromagnetics 1987; 8:173–181.

Bailey WH, Charry JM. Measurement of neurotransmitter release and utilization in selected brain regions of rats exposed to dc electric fields and atmospheric space charge. Proceedings, 23rd Hanford Life Sciences Symposium, Interaction of Biological Systems with Static and ELF Electric and Magnetic Fields, 1987.

Pavildes C, Aoki C, Chen J-S, Bailey WH, Winson J. Differential glucose utilization in the parafascicular region during slow-wave sleep, the still-alert state and locomotion. Brain Research 1987; 423:399–402.

Bailey WH, Charry JM. Behavioral monitoring of rats during exposure to air ions and DC electric fields. Bioelectromagnetics 1986; 7:329–339.

Charry JM, Shapiro MH, Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Ion-exposure chambers for small animals. Bioelectromagnetics 1986; 7:1–11.

Charry JM, Bailey WH. Regional turnover of norepinephrine and dopamine in rat brain following acute exposure to air ions. Bioelectromagnetics 1985; 6:415–425.

Bracken TD, Bailey WH, Charry JM. Evaluation of the DC electrical environment in proximity to VDTs. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A 1985; 20:745–780.

Gross SS, Levi R, Bailey WH, Chenouda AA. Histamine modulation of cardiac sympathetic responses: A physiological role. Federation Proceedings 1984; 43:458.

Gross SS, Guo ZG, Levi R, Bailey WH, Chenouda AA. 1984. Release of histamine by sympathetic nerve stimulation in the guinea pig heart and modulation of adrenergic responses. Circulation Research 1984; 54:516–526.

Dahl D, Bailey WH, Winson J. Effect of norepinephrine depletion of hippocampus on neuronal transmission from perforant pathway through dentate gyrus. Journal of Neurophysiology 1983; 49:123–135.

Guo ZG, Gross SS, Levi R, Bailey WH. Histamine: Modulation of norepinephrine release from sympathetic nerves in guinea pig heart. Federation Proceedings 1983; 42:907.

Bailey WH. Biological effects of air ions on serotonin metabolism: Fact and fancy. pp. 90–120. In: Conference on Environmental Ions and Related Biological Effects. Charry JM (ed), American Institute of Medical Climatology, Philadelphia, PA, 1982.

Weiss JM, Goodman PA, Losito BG, Corrigan S, Charry JM, Bailey WH. Behavioral depression produced by an uncontrollable stressor: Relationship to norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin levels in various regions of rat brain. Brain Research Reviews 1981; 3:167–205.

Bailey WH. Ion-exchange chromatography of creatine kinase isoenzymes: A method with improved specificity and sensitivity. Biochemical Medicine 1980; 24:300–313.

Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Evaluation of a ‘memory deficit’ in vasopressin-deficient rats. Brain Research 1979; 162:174–178.

Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Effect of ACTH 4-10 on passive avoidance of rats lacking vasopressin (Brattleboro strain). Hormones and Behavior 1978; 10:22–29.

Pohorecky LA, Newman B, Sun J, Bailey WH. Acute and chronic ethanol injection and serotonin metabolism in rat brain. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1978; 204:424–432.

Koh SD, Vernon M, Bailey WH. Free-recall learning of word lists by prelingual deaf subjects. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 1971; 10:542–574.

Book Chapters

Bailey WH. Principles of risk assessment and their limitations. In: Risk Perception, Risk Communication and its Application to EMF Exposure. Matthes R, Bernhardt JH, Repacholi MH (eds), International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Oberschleißheim, Germany, 1998.

Bailey WH. Biological responses to air ions: Is there a role for serotonin? pp. 151–160. In: Air Ions: Physical and Biological Aspects. Charry JM and Kavet R (eds), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1987.

Weiss JM, Bailey WH, Goodman PA, Hoffman LJ, Ambrose MJ, Salman S, Charry JM. A model for neurochemical study of depression. pp. 195–223. In: Behavioral Models and the Analysis of Drug Action. Spiegelstein MY, Levy A (eds), Elsevier Scientific, Amsterdam, 1982.

Bailey WH. Mnemonic significance of neurohypophyseal peptides. pp. 787–804. In: Changing Concepts of the Nervous System. Morrison AR, Strick PL (eds), Academic Press, New York, NY, 1981.

Bailey WH, Weiss, JM. Avoidance conditioning and endocrine function in Brattleboro rats. pp 371–395. In: Endogenous Peptides and Learning and Memory Process. Martinez JL, Jensen RA, Messing RB, Rigter H, McGaugh JL (eds), Academic Press, New York, NY, 1981.

Weiss JM, Glazer H, Pohorecky LA, Bailey WH, Schneider L. Coping behavior and stress-induced behavioral depression: Studies of the role of brain catecholamines. pp. 125–160. In: The Psychobiology of the Depressive Disorders: Implications for the Effects of Stress. Depue R (ed), Academic Press, New York, NY, 1979.

Technical Reports


Normandeau, Exponent, Tricas T, Gill A. Effects of EMFs from undersea power cables on elasmobranchs and other marine species. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Pacific OCS Region, Camarillo, CA. OCS Study BOEMRE 2011-09, May 2011.

Jardini JA, et al. Electric field and ion current environment of HVDC overhead transmission lines. Report of Joint Working Group B4/C3/B2.50, CIGRĖ, August 2011.

Johnson GB, Bracken TD, Bailey WH. Charging and transport of aerosols near AC transmission lines: A literature review. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, 2003. 

Bailey WH. Probabilistic approach to ranking sources of uncertainty in ELF magnetic-field exposure limits. In: Evaluation of Occupational Magnetic Exposure Guidelines, Interim Report, EPRI Report TR-111501, 1998.

Bracken TD, Bailey WH, Su SH, Senior RS, Rankin RF. Evaluation of occupational magnetic-field exposure guidelines; Interim Report. EPRI Report TR-108113, 1997.

Bailey WH, Weil DE, Stewart JR. HVDC Power Transmission Environmental Issues Review. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1996.

Bailey WH. Melatonin responses to EMF. Proceedings, Health Implications of EMF Neural Effects Workshop, Report TR-104327s, EPRI, 1994.

Bailey WH. Recent neurobiological and behavioral research: Overview of the New York State powerlines project. In: Power-Frequency Electric and Magnetic Field Research, EPRI, 1989.

Bailey WH, Bissell M, Dorn CR, Hoppel WA, Sheppard AR, Stebbings, JH. Comments of the MEQB Science Advisors on Electrical Environment Outside the Right of Way of CU-TR-1, Report 5. Science Advisor Reports to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, 1986.

Bailey WH, Bissell M, Brambl RM, Dorn CR, Hoppel WA, Sheppard AR, Stebbings JH. A health and safety evaluation of the +/- 400 KV powerline. Science Advisor’s Report to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, 1982.

Charry JM, Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Critical annotated bibliographical review of air ion effects on biology and behavior. Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1982.

Bailey WH. Avoidance behavior in rats with hereditary hypothalamic diabetes insipidus. Dissertation, City University of New York, 1975.

Presentations

Bailey WH. Update on scientific developments regarding extremely low frequency and radiofrequency fields and health. Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, January 11, 2016.

Bailey WH. Measurements of charged aerosols around DC transmission lines and other locations. International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety TC95/ Subcommittee 3: Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0 – 3 kHz, December 2011.

Bailey WH, Erdreich LS. Human sensitivity and variability in response to electromagnetic fields: Implications for standard setting. International Workshop on EMF Dosimetry and Biophysical Aspects Relevant to Setting Exposure Guidelines. International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Berlin, March 2006.

Bailey WH. Research-based approach to setting electric and magnetic field exposure guidelines (0-3000 Hz). IEEE Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, December 2005.

Bailey WH. Conference Keynote Presentation. Research supporting 50/60 Hz electric and magnetic field exposure guidelines. Canadian Radiation Protection Association, Annual Conference, Winnipeg, June 2005.

Bailey WH. Scientific methodology for assessing public health issues: A case study of EMF. Canadian Radiation Protection Association, Annual Conference, Public Information for Teachers, Winnipeg, June 2005.

Bailey WH. Assessment of potential environmental effects of electromagnetic fields from submarine cables. Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Long Island Sound Bottomlands Symposium: Study of Benthic Habitats, July 2004.

De Santo RS, Coe M, Bailey WH. Environmental justice assessment and the use of GIS tools and methods. National Association of Environmental Professionals, 27th Annual Conference, Dearborn, MI, June 2002.

Bailey WH. Applications to enhance safety: Research to understand and control potential risks. Human Factors and Safety Research, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center/Dutch Ministry of Transport, Cambridge, MA, November 2000.

Bailey WH. EMF health effects review. EMF Exposure Guideline Workshop, Brussels Belgium, June 2000.

Bailey WH. Dealing with uncertainty when formulating guidelines. EMF Exposure Guideline Workshop, Brussels Belgium, June 2000.

Bailey WH. Field parameters: Policy implications. EMF Engineering Review Symposium, Status and Summary of EMF Engineering Research, Charleston, SC, April 1998.

Bailey WH. Principles of risk assessment: Application to current issues. Symposium on EMF Risk Perception and Communication, World Health Organization, Ottawa, Canada, August 1998.

Bailey WH. Current guidelines for occupational exposure to power frequency magnetic fields. EPRI EMF Seminar, New Research Horizons, March 1997.

Bailey WH. Methods to assess potential health risks of cell telephone electromagnetic fields. IBC Conference—Cell Telephones: Is there a Health Risk? Washington, DC, June 1997.

Bailey WH. Principles of risk assessment and their limitations. Symposium on Risk Perception, Risk Communication and its Application to EMF Exposure, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Vienna, Austria, October 1997.

Bailey WH. Probabilistic approach for setting guidelines to limit induction effects. IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 28: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Subcommittee 3 (0–3 kHz), June 1997.

Bailey WH. Power frequency field exposure guidelines. IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 28: Non-Ionizing Radiation, Subcommittee 3 (0–3 kHz), June 1996.

Bailey WH. Epidemiology and experimental studies. American Industrial Hygiene Conference, Washington, DC, May 1996.

Bailey WH. Review of 60 Hz epidemiology studies. EMF Workshop, Canadian Radiation Protection Association, Ontario, Canada, June 1993.

Bailey WH. Biological and health research on electric and magnetic fields. American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fredrickton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 1992. 

Bailey WH. Electromagnetic fields and health. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Bethlehem, PA, January 1992.

Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Psychological factors in experimental heart pathology. Visiting Scholar Presentation, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, March 1977.

Presentations


Williams AI, Bailey WH. Toxicologic assessment of air ion exposures in laboratory animals. Poster presentation at 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Phoenix, AZ, March 26, 2014.

Perez V, Alexander DD, Bailey WH. Air ions and mood outcomes: A review and meta-analysis. Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology, Chicago, IL, September 8–11, 2012.

Shkolnikov Y, Bailey WH. Electromagnetic interference and exposure from household wireless networks. Product Safety Engineering Society Meeting, San Diego, CA October 2011.

Nestler E, Trichas T, Pembroke A, Bailey W. Will undersea power cables from offshore wind projects affect sharks? North American Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition, Atlantic City, NJ, October 2010.

Nestler E, Pembroke A, Bailey W. Effects of EMFs from undersea power lines on marine species. Energy Ocean International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2010.

Pembroke A, Bailey W. Effects of EMFs from undersea power cables on elasmobranchs and other marine species. Windpower 2010 Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, 2010.

Bailey WH. Clarifying the neurological basis for ELF guidelines. Workshop on Practical Implementation of ELF and RF Guidelines. The Bioelectromagnetics Society 29th Annual Meeting, Kanazawa, Japan, June 2007.

Sun B, Urban B, Bailey W. AERMOD simulation of near-field dispersion of natural gas plume from accidental pipeline rupture. Air and Waste Management Association: Health Environments: Rebirth and Renewal, New Orleans, LA, June 2006.

Bailey WH, Johnson G, Bracken TD. Method for measuring charge on aerosol particles near AC transmission lines. Joint Meeting of The Biolectromagnetics Society and The European BioElectromagnetics Association, Dublin Ireland, June 2005.

Bailey WH, Bracken TD, Senior RS. Long-term monitoring of static electric field and space charge near AC transmission Lines. The Bioelectromagnetics Society, 26th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2004.

Bailey WH, Erdreich L, Waller L, Mariano K. Childhood leukemia in relation to 25-Hz and 60-Hz magnetic fields along the Washington DC—Boston rail line. Society for Epidemiologic Research, 35th Annual Meeting, Palm Desert CA, June 2002. American Journal of Epidemiology 2002; 155:S38. 

Erdreich L, Klauenberg BJ, Bailey WH, Murphy MR. Comparing radiofrequency standards around the world. Health Physics Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 1998.

Bracken TD, Senior RS, Rankin RF, Bailey WH, Kavet R. Relevance of occupational guidelines to utility worker magnetic-field exposures. Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, Bologna, Italy, June 1997.

Weil DE, Erdreich LS, Bailey WH. Are 60-Hz magnetic fields cancer causing agents? Mechanisms and Prevention of Environmentally Caused Cancers, The Lovelace Institutes 1995 Annual Symposium, La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM, October 1995.

Bailey WH. Neurobiological research on extremely-low-frequency electric and magnetic fields: A review to guide future research. Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1994.

Blondin J-P, Nguyen D-H, Sbeghen J, Maruvada PS, Plante M, Bailey WH, Goulet D. The perception of DC electric fields and ion currents in human observers. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, June 1994.

Erdreich LS, Bailey WH, Weil DE. Science, standards and public policy challenges for ELF fields. American Public Health Association 122nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 1994. 

Bailey WH, Charry JM. Particle deposition on simulated VDT operators: Influence of DC electric fields. 10th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, June 1988.

Charry JM, Bailey WH. Contribution of charge on VDTs and simulated VDT operators to DC electric fields at facial surfaces. 10th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, June 1988.

Bailey WH, Charry, JM. Dosimetric response of rats to small air ions: Importance of relative humidity. EPRI/DOE Contractors Review, November 1986. Charry JM, Bailey WH, Bracken TD (eds). DC electric fields, air ions and respirable particulate levels in proximity to VDTs. International Conference on VDTs and Health, Stockholm, Sweden, June 12–15 1986.

Charry JM, Bailey WH. Air ion and DC field strengths at 104 ions/cm3 in the Rockefeller University Small Animal Exposure Chambers. EPRI/DOE Contractors Review, November 1985.

Charry JM, Bailey WH. DC Electrical environment in proximity to VDTs. 7th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, June 1985.

Bailey WH, Collins RL, Lahita RG. Cerebral lateralization: Association with serum antibodies to DNA in selected bred mouse lines. Society for Neuroscience, 1985.

Kavet R, Bailey WH, Charry JM. Respiratory neuroendocrine cells: A plausible site for air ion effects. Seventh Annual Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society, June 1985.

Bailey WH, Charry JM. Measurement of neurotransmitter release and utilization in selected brain regions of rats exposed to DC electric fields and atmospheric space charge. 23rd Hanford Life Sciences Symposium, Richland, WA, October 1984.

Bailey WH, Charry JM, Weiss JM, Cardle K, Shapiro M. Regional analysis of biogenic amine turnover in rat brain after exposure to electrically charged air molecules (air ions). Society for Neuroscience, 1983.

Bailey WH. Biological effects of air ions: Fact and fancy. American Institute of Medical Climatology Conference on Environmental Ions and Related Biological Effects, October 1982.

Goodman PA, Weiss JM, Hoffman LJ, Ambrose MJ, Bailey WH, Charry, JM. Reversal of behavioral depression by infusion of an A2 adrenergic agonist into the locus coeruleus. Society for Neuroscience, November 1982.

Charry JM, Bailey WH. Biochemical and behavioral effects of small air ions. Electric Power Research Institute Workshop, April 1981.

Bailey WH, Alsonso DR, Weiss JM, Chin S. Predictability: A psychologic/ behavioral variable affecting stress-induced myocardial pathology in the rat. Society for Neuroscience, November 1980.

Salman SL, Weiss JM, Bailey WH, Joh TH. Relationship between endogenous brain tyrosine hydroxylase and social behavior of rats. Society of Neuroscience, November 1980.

Bailey WH, Maclusky S. Appearance of creatine kinase isoenzymes in rat plasma following myocardial injury produced by isoproterenol. Fed Assoc Soc Exp Biol, April 1978.

Bailey WH, Maclusky S. Appearance of creatine kinase isoenzymes in rat plasma following myocardial injury by isoproterenol. Fed Proc 1978; 37:889.

Bailey WH, Weiss JM. Effect of ACTH 4-10 on passive avoidance of rats lacking vasopressin (Brattleboro strain). Eastern Psychological Association, April 1976.


Prior Experience

President, Bailey Research Associates, Inc., 1991–2000

Vice President, Environmental Research Information, Inc., 1987–1990

Head of Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Neuropharmacology, New York State Institute for Basic Research, 1983–1987

Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University, 1976–1983

Academic Appointments

Visiting Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1986–present

Visiting Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, 1984–1985

Head, Laboratory of Neuropharmacology and Environmental Toxicology, NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY, 1983–1987

Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1976–1983

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurochemistry, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1974–1976

Dissertation Research, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, 1972–1974

CUNY Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY, 1969–1971

Clinical Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago; Psychiatric Psychosomatic Inst., Michael Reese Hospital, and Illinois State Psychiatric Inst, Chicago, IL, 1968–1969

Teaching Appointments

Lecturer, University of Texas Health Science Center, Center for Environmental Radiation Toxicology, San Antonio, TX, 1998

Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health, Office of Continuing Education, Boston, MA, 1995, 1997

Lecturer, Rutgers University, Office of Continuing Education, New Brunswick, NJ, 1991–1995

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, 1978

Lecturer, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY, 1969–1974


Professional Affiliations

The Health Physics Society (Affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Society)

Society for Risk Analysis

International Society of Exposure Analysis

New York Academy of Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Air and Waste Management Association

Society for Neuroscience/International Brain Research Organization

Bioelectromagnetics Society

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques


Additional Information

Advisory Appointments

RWTH Aachen University. Workshop on human perception thresholds in static electric fields from high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines, 2015

ZonMw – Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, 2012; 2007-2008, reviewer for National Programme on EMF and Health

US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 2009–2010

Canadian National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, reviewer of Centre reports, 2008

Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2008

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/ National Institutes of Health, Review Committee, Neurotoxicology, Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Training Program, 2004

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Review Committee Role of Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease, 2004

Working Group on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Static and Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2000–2002

Working Group, EMF Risk Perception and Communication, World Health Organization, 1998–2005

Member, International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, Subcommittee 3 - Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Fields (0 to 3 kHz) and Subcommitee 4 - Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure (3kHz to 3GHz), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1996–present

Invited participant, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, EMF Science Review Symposium: Clinical and In Vivo Laboratory Findings, 1998

Working Group, EMF Risk Perception and Communication, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, 1997

U.S. Department of Energy, RAPID EMF Engineering Review, 1997

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1996

American Arbitration Association International Center for Dispute Resolution, 1995–1996

U.S. Department of Energy, 1995

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1994–1995

Federal Rail Administration, 1993–1996

U.S. Forest Service, 1993

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 1993

National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health, Special Study Section—Electromagnetics, 1991–1993

Maryland Public Service Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Scientific Advisor on health issues pertaining to HVAC Transmission Lines, 1988–1989

Scientific advisor on biological aspects of electromagnetic fields, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 1985–1989

U.S. Public Health Service, NIMH: Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychology Review Committee, 1984

Consultant on biochemical analysis, Colgan Institute of Nutritional Science, Carlsbad, CA, 1982–1983

Behavioral Medicine Abstracts, Editor, animal behavior and physiology, 1981–1983

Consultant on biological and behavioral effects of high-voltage DC transmission lines, Vermont Department of Public Service, Montpelier, VT, 1981–1982

Scientific advisory committee on health and safety effects of a high-voltage DC transmission line, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, St. Paul, MN, 1981–1982

Consultant on biochemical diagnostics, Biokinetix Corp., Stamford, CT, 1978–1980

Editorships and Editorial Review Boards

Associate Editor, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Health Physics, 1996–present

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Neuropsychology, City University of New York, 1975
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1969
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1966
  • Sigma Xi

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (Subcommitee 3, Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Fields (0 to –3 kHz) and Subcommittee 4, Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields (3 kHz to 3 GHz)

    Elected member of the Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1998–2001