James E. Lockey
Physician for the government
James E. Lockey, M.D., is a tenured professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati who specializes in occupational pulmonary disorders, according to court documents (pdf).
Lockey is expected to serve as an expert witness for the government prosecution in U.S. v. W.R. Grace, a case some call the largest environmental criminal trial in the history of the United States. He is expected to explain an on-going medical testing program that identifies a significant relationship between environmental exposure to amphibole minerals from vermiculite ore mined in Libby, Mont., and the pulmonary hazards the minerals pose for the town’s residents.
The trial focuses on Libby and whether the W.R. Grace chemical company and five of its former executives conspired to hide lethal workplace risks from workers and community members.
Lockey received a bachelor of the arts from Kenyon College in 1968, a doctorate of medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in 1972, and a master’s of science in environmental health from the University of Cincinnati in 1985.
Lockey is one of only 297 physicians currently certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to classify chest radiographs of asbestos-exposed workers, according to the institute’s website.
– Nate Hegyi