External Advisory Committee

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EAC Meeting October 2015

The nine members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC), who bring expertise and experience in a variety of fields, will be available to the ISRP faculty for advice and direction. All members of the EAC will be invited to attend an annual meeting, so that the widest number of views can be obtained. In addition, all ISRP investigators will be present and will make technical presentations of the research conducted during the past year. The EAC will prepare written feedback on the progress and direction of each project and core. The next EAC meeting will be held in Spring 2020.

  • Vincent Cogliano, PhD
    Deputy Director for Scientific Programs at California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Previous to that position he was Health Risk Assessment Scientist, U.S.. EPA. He has served as the Director of the EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), which evaluates the health risks of toxic chemicals. Dr. Cogliano chaired the 2014 IARC re-evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of PCBS and PBBS.
  • Mitchell Erickson, PhD
    Mitch recently retired as Director of Operations for Interagency and First Responder Programs for the Northeast Region at the U.S... Department of Homeland Security. Mitchell facilitates Science and Technology activities with other federal, state, tribal, and territorial agencies. Dr. Erickson’s expertise in persistent organic pollutants is sought in a consulting capacity, specifically in the areas of sampling, analysis, presence, partition, and transport in environmental, biological, industrial product, and human matrices.  Chemicals of interest include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). He has published two books–Analytical Chemistry of PCBs, (1st and 2nd editions) and Remediation of PCB Spills.
  • Terrence J. Monks, PhD
    Assistant Vice President of Research, Integrated BioSciences, Wayne State University. Dr. Monks earned his PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, at the University of London, and obtained further training, Chemical Toxicology, at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Monks is widely viewed as an expert on electrophiles, especially quinones, formed during xenobiotic metabolism.
  • Kirsten Moysich, PhD
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Cancer Pathology and Prevention, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Dr. Moysich earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology. As a well-trained epidemiologist with extensive interest and experience in health impacts of environmental contaminants, she is well positioned to give advice and consultation in these areas.
  • Todd Nettesheim, BS
    Research Program Manager, Great Lakes National Program Office, Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. He is responsible for oversight of research funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI includes oversight related to toxic substances including PCBs and Areas of Concern including the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal.
  • Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc.
    Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Scammell serves as leader of the Boston University Superfund Research Program Community Engagement Core. She is also a JPB Environmental Health Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. Her expertise is in the area of community- driven and community-based participatory research. Her advice will be extremely helpful for the Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores.
  • Susan Schantz, PhD

    Susan recently retired as Director, NIEHS Training Program in Endocrine, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology; Director, NIEHS-USEPA Children's Environmental Health Research Center at the University of Illinois. Her research centers on understanding the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on nervous system function during development and aging, two periods when the nervous system is particularly vulnerable to toxic insult. She has done extensive work on PCBs and has led a NIEHS T32 Training Grant.

  • Rachel Woodbrook, MA, MLIS

    Rachel works with researchers at the University of Michigan to support data management planning and implementation across the research process, with a particular focus on data sharing and archiving. She previously worked for 4 1/2 years at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Data Services. In that role, she worked with researchers to identify, acquire, and manage secondary data to complete modeling and estimates for the Global Burden of Disease study, which covers multiple conditions and risk factors across the world. This work gave her a depth of experience in the complexities of data management in a large research group.

  • Thomas Young, PhD

    Dr. Young is the Deputy Program Director of the University of California at Davis Superfund Research Program. He is also the Leader of UC-Davis SRP Project 1 which is researching ways to optimize bioremediation for risk reduction using integrated bioassay, non-target analysis and genomic mining techniques. Dr. Young is a professor in the UC-Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He has degrees in chemical engineering, public policy, and environmental engineering. Dr. Young worked at the EPA before starting at UC-Davis.