International in Salt Lake City. His research interests include radiative heat transfer, combustion, furnace design, applied chemical kinetics, and air pollution control and he is noted for his work with energy and the environment. Dr. Sarofim has served on several NRC committees including the Committee on Chemical Engineering Frontiers, the Committee on Chemicals in the Environment, and the Committee on Health Effects of Waste Incineration. He also served on EPA’s Science Advisory Board and its Strategic Research Subcommittee. Dr. Sarofim received his Sc.D. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Sverre Vedal is a senior faculty member in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado, and professor in the departments of preventive medicine and biometrics and of medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His primary research interest is the health effects of environmental air pollution. He is currently a member of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of EPA and a member of the Review Committee of the Health Effects Institute. Dr. Vedal received his M.D. from the University of Colorado and an M.Sc. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Lauren Zeise is chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Section of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Zeise’s research focuses on modeling human interindividual variability in metabolism and risk. She has served on advisory boards of EPA, World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Institute of Medicine (IOM), and NRC committees on risk characterization, comparative toxicology of naturally occurring carcinogens, toxicology, and copper in drinking water. Dr. Zeise is a member of the NRC Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She received her Ph.D. in applied sciences from Harvard University.



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