Richard Lee is professor of oceanography at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He received his Ph.D. in marine biology from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. His research interests include bioremediation, DNA damage and embryo developments in grass shrimp exposed to contaminants, and blue crab disease in coastal Georgia. Dr. Lee served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Marine Salvage.

Gerald van Belle holds joint appointments as professor in the Department of Biostatistics and in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Washington. He chaired the Department of Environmental Health from 1991 to 1998. Dr. van Belle received his Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of Toronto. His research interests have focused on the use of statistics to study various environmental health issues related to Alzheimer’s disease, exposure to air pollutants, and drinkingwater quality. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. van Belle served as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. In 1999, he was a member of the Particulate Matter Center Review Panel for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Terry Young is senior consulting scientist at Environmental Defense in Oakland, California. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural and environmental chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Young is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) and serves as chair of the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee of the SAB. At Environmental Defense, she manages projects on water and sediment quality, wetland and riverine habitats, and the development of economic incentives for pollution control.

Lauren Zeise is chief of the reproductive and cancer hazard assessment section of the California Environmental Protection Agency. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Zeise’s research focuses on modeling human interindividual variability in metabolism and risk. She has served on advisory boards of the Environmental Protection Agency, the World Health Organization, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She has also served on several National Research Council committees, including the Committee on Risk Characterization, the Committee on Comparative Toxicology of Naturally Occurring Carcinogens, and the Committee on Copper in Drinking Water. Dr. Zeise is a member of the Committee on Toxicology and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.

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