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Characterizing Exposure ... Final Report APPENDIX B 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 in mathematics and statistics from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 journal articles and coeditor of several books and journals. Dr. Hoe] serves on a variety of national advisory committees and panels, including National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees and the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. He is a member of IOM, 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 University, Dr. Hoel was director of the division of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences with responsibility for the institute's program in biostatistics, epidemiology, and biochemical and toxicologic risk assessment. Wren 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 Research Council Committee on Toxicology. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (third biennial update). S. Katharine Hammond, PhD, C1H, 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 Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides. Dana Loomis, PhD, is professor of epidemiology and environmental sciences in the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work centers on environmental and occupational epidemiology, and he has published extensively on the characterization of exposure to and risk posed by nonionizing radiation and other physical and chemical agents. . David J. Tollerud, MD, MPH, is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of B-1
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Characterizing Exposure ... Final Report Louisville, Kentucky. He has extensive clinical training, with specialty-board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary en c! critical-care medicine, and occupational medicine. Dr. Tollerud has research expertise in environmental and occupational health, epiclemiology, and immunology en c! consulting experience in occupational en c! environmental respiratory disease, medical surveillance, and workplace-injury prevention programs. He has server} on a number of other Institute of Medicine committees since 1992. He server} in leaclership roles on committees responsible for the original (1994) en cl upclated (1996 en cl 1998) Agent Orange reports. Thomas Smith, PhD, is professor of industrial hygiene in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the school's industrial-hygiene program. Dr. Smith's primary research interest is in the characterization of environmental exposures for studies of health effects. He has cleveloped a toxicokinetic modeling approach for integrating the health effects of toxic substances into epiclemiologic studies. Lauren Zeise, PhD, is chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazarc! Assessment Section in the Office of Environmental Health Haz arc! Assessment 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) Bo arc! on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before joining TOM, 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 ant! policy in the US General Accounting Office, where she ctirectec! evaluations and policy analysis in national ant! public-health issues. Dr. Martinez received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene en c! Public Health. Kathleen Stratton, PhD, was acting director of the Board on Health Promotion 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. After completing a postcloctoral fellowship in the neuropharmacology of phencyclictine compounds at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in the neurophysiology of seconcI-messenger systems at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she joined the staff of TOM in 1990. Dr. Stratton has worked on projects in environmental risk assessment, neurotoxicology, the organization of research and services in the Public Health Service, vaccine safety, fetal alcohol syndrome, and vaccine clevelopment. 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 B-2
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Characterizing Exposure ... Final Report Alcohol Syndrome: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment; and Vaccines for the 21st Century: An Analytic Too! for Prioritization. David A. Butler, PhD, is senior program officer in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Boarc! on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He receiver! a BS and an MS in engineering from the University of Rochester and a PhD in public-policy analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before joining IOM, Dr. Butler server! as an analyst for the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment ant! was a research associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvarc! School of Public Health. He has directed several National Academies studies on environmental-heaIth and risk-assessment topics, including studies that resulted in the reports Veterans and Agent Orange: copulate 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 directing a stucly on clamp indoor spaces and health a review of the literature regarding the health consequences of mold ant! related microbial exposures. . Jennifer A. Cohen is a research associate in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion anti Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of MarylancI. She has also been involved with the TOM committees that proclucec! Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; Escherichia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment; Organ Procurement and Transplantation; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin 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. A, ~ Anna B. Staton, MPA, was a research assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through October 2002. Ms. Staton joiner! TOM 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 Grounc! Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment. Before joining TOM, she worked at the Baltimore Women's Health Stucly. Ms. Staton gracluatec! from the University of Marylanc! Baltimore County with a BA in visual arts (major) and women's studies (minor). She earned her MA in nonprofit management at the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. Elizabeth .T. Albrigo is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Bo arc! on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her unclergraduate clegree in psychology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is involved with the TOM Committee on Damp Indoor Spaces en c! Health. She also helpec! to facilitate the procluction of the reports Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans; anti Escher~chia cold 0157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment. B-3
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Characterizing Exposure ... Final Report floe A. Esparza is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion en c! Disease Prevention. He attended Columbia University, where he studier! biochemistry. Before joining TOM, 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 producer! Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Neecis; anct Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of US Agriculture. At TOM. he assisted on the report Veterans and Agent Orange. Iindate 2()02 Lames A. Bowers through July 2000 was a project assistant and, later, research assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He received his unciergracluate degree in environmental studies from Binghamton University. He has also been involves! with the IOM committees that produced Characterizing Exposure 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. B-4