elucidate the mechanisms of xenobiotically induced abnormal mammalian development, including reproductive system development, and the nature of molecular pathways leading to abnormal phenotypes. Dr. Branch has published articles and book chapters on those subjects and forensic and clinical toxicology. She is managing editor of Frontiers in Bioscience and a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Dr. Branch is a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. She earned her DVM from Tuskegee University and her PhD in veterinary medical sciences (comparative biomedical sciences), pharmacology tract, from North Carolina State University.


GREGORY BRENT is professor of medicine and physiology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Brent is also chief of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Section of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and director of its fellowship program in endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes. Dr. Brent’s research interests include the molecular mechanisms of thyroid hormone action, regulation of iodide uptake in thyroid and breast cancer, the influence of thyroid hormone on development, and thyroid disease in pregnancy. He is currently secretary of the American Thyroid Association. Dr. Brent has been an associate editor of the journal Thyroid, and he remains on the editorial board. He recently completed a term on the National Institutes of Health Endocrinology Study Section and chaired a Special Endocrinology Study Section. Dr. Brent earned his MD from the University of Southern California.


ROSALIND BROWN is associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard University School of Medicine and director of clinical trials research in endocrinology at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She was formerly professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center. Dr. Brown has published numerous articles, editorials, and book chapters with a special interest in thyroid development and disease and its consequences in childhood. She is a coeditor of the forthcoming 5th edition of Clinical Endocrinology. She has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Thyroid. Dr. Brown earned her MD from McGill University and is board-certified in pediatric endocrinology.



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