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Appendix C Committee and Staff Biographies COMMITTEE ON THE ASSESSMENT OF WARTIME EXPOSURE TO HERBICIDES IN VIETNAM David G. Hoel, PhD (Chair), is Distinguished University Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hoel received his AB degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is widely published, having been the author or coauthor of more than 150 journal articles and coeditor of several books and journals. Dr. Hoel serves on a variety of national advisory committees and panels, including Na- tional Research Council and Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees and the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. He is a Member of the Institute of Medicine, a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before joining the faculty at the Medical Univer- sity, Dr. Hoel was director of the division of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences with responsibility for the Institute's pro- gram in biostatistics, epidemiology, and biochemical and toxicologic risk assessment. S. Katharine Hammond, PhD, CIH, is Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hammond is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and her research is focused on exposure characterization. She previously served on the Com- 20
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INTERIM FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 21 mittee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (1994~. Loren D. Koller, DVM, PhD, served in academe for nearly 30 years, the last 16 as Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Oregon State University, Corvallis. For 10 of those years, he served as dean of the college. He operates a business in environmental health and toxicology. Dr. Koller pioneered the discipline now known as immunotoxicology with a research focus also in toxicology, pathology, carcinogenesis, and risk assessment. He served for 6 years as a member of the National Re- search Council Committee on Toxicology. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Expo- sure to Herbicides (Third and Fourth Biennial Updates). Dana Loomis, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Sci- ences in the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work centers on environmental and occupational epide- miology, and he has published extensively on the characterization of ex- posure to and risk posed by nonionizing radiation and other physical and chemical agents. Thomas Smith, PhD, is Professor of Industrial Hygiene in the Depart- ment of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the School's industrial hygiene program. Dr. Smith's pri- mary research interest is in the characterization of environmental expo- sures for studies of health effects. He has developed a toxicokinetic mod- eling approach for integrating the health effects of toxic substances into epidemiologic studies. David I. Tollerud, MD, MPH, is Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Public Health Research, School of Public Health and Informa- tion Sciences, University of Louisville, Kentucky. He has extensive clini- cal training, with specialty-board certifications in internal medicine, pul- monary and critical-care medicine, and occupational medicine. Dr. Tollerud has research expertise in environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and immunology and consulting experience in occupa- tional and environmental respiratory disease, medical surveillance, and workplace-injury prevention programs. He is an Associate of the IOM and has served as a board member for the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at IOM since 2001. He has served on a number of Institute of Medicine committees since 1992 and served in leadership roles for the original (1994) and updated (1996) Agent Orange reports.
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22 EXPOSURE OF VETERANS TO AGENT ORANGE AND OTHER HERBICIDES Lauren Zeise, PhD, is Chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard As- sessment Section in the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assess- ment of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Zeise is a toxicologist who has published extensively in exposure assessment and cancer risk assessment. STAFF Rose Marie Martinez, ScD, is Director of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before joining IOM, she was a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, where she conducted research on the impact of health-system change on the public-health infrastructure, access to care for vulnerable populations, managed care, and the health-care workforce. Dr. Martinez is a former assistant director for health financing and policy in the US General Ac- counting Office, where she directed evaluations and policy analysis in national and public health issues. Dr. Martinez received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Kathleen Stratton, PhD, was Acting Director of the Board on Health Pro- motion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) from 1997 to 1999. She received a BA in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Af- ter completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the neuropharmacology of phencyclidine compounds at the University of Maryland School of Medi- cine and in the neurophysiology of second-messenger systems at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she joined the staff of IOM in 1990. Dr. Stratton has worked on projects in environmental risk assess- ment, neurotoxicology, the organization of research and services in the Public Health Service, vaccine safety, fetal alcohol syndrome, and vaccine development. She has had primary responsibility for the reports Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality; DPT Vaccine and Chronic Nervous System Dysfunction; Fetal Alcohol Syn- drome: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment; and Vaccines for the 21st Century: An Analytic Tool for Prioritization. David A. Butler, PhD, is Senior Program Officer in the Institute of Medi- cine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He re- ceived a BS and a MS in engineering from the University of Rochester and a PhD in public policy analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before joining IOM, Dr. Butler served as an analyst for the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment and was Research Associate in the Department
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INTERIM FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 23 of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has directed several National Academies studies on environmental-health and risk-assessment topics, including studies that resulted in the reports Vet- erans and Agent Orange: Update 1998; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; and Escherichia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment. He is presently directing a study on damp indoor spaces and health a review of the literature regarding the health consequences of mold and related micro- bial exposures. lennifer A. Cohen is a research associate in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Maryland. She has also been involved with the IOM committees that produced Clear- ing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; Escherichia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef; Organ Procurement and Transplantation; Veterans and Agent Orange: HerbicideiDioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002. Anna B. Staton, MPA, through October 2002 was a research assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Ms. Staton joined IOM in December 1999 and worked with the committees that produced No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; and Escherichia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment. Before joining IOM, she worked at the Baltimore Women's Health Study. Ms. Staton gradu- ated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BA in visual arts (major) and women's studies (minor). She earned her MPA in nonprofit management at the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. Elizabeth l. Albrigo is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is involved with the IOM Committee on Damp Indoor Spaces and Health. She also helped to facilitate the pro- duction of the reports Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002; Veterans and Agent Orange: HerbicideiDioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leuke- mia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans; and Escherichia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment.
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24 EXPOSURE OF VETERANS TO AGENT ORANGE AND OTHER HERBICIDES foe A. Esparza is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He attended Colum- bia University, where he studied biochemistry. Before joining IOM, he worked with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) of the National Research Council. While with BANR, he was involved with the committees that produced Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs; and Publicly Funded Agricul- tural Research and the Changing Structure of US Agriculture. For the IOM, he assisted on the report Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002. lames A. Bowers through fuly 2000 was a project assistant and, later, research assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He received his undergraduate de- gree in environmental studies from Binghamton University. He has also been involved with the IOM committees that produced Characterizing Ex- posure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam; Adequacy of the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program: Nerve Agents; Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes.
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