CHARLES C. CAPEN is distinguished university professor and former chairman (1981-2002) of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (restructured as Veterinary Biosciences in 1994) at the Ohio State University. His research interests include the effects of environmental pollutants on thyroid and ovarian function in rodents and secondary mechanisms of oncogenesis, the comparative aspects of endocrine and metabolic diseases, the gene transfer of the sodium iodide symporter in prostate and mammary cancer, and humoral factors in cancer-associated hypercalcemia. He has consulted in the past on thyroid issues for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, other federal agencies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and private clients. Dr. Capen was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1992 and is a diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He earned his DVM from Washington State University and his PhD from the Ohio State University.
DAVID COOPER is professor of medicine-endocrinology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also professor of international health at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and International Health, director of the Thyroid Clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and director of the Division of Endocrinology at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His primary research interests are thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, and antithyroid drug pharmacology. Dr. Cooper earned his MD from Tufts University.
RICHARD CORLEY is staff scientist in the biomonitoring and biologic modeling group at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory operated by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy in Richland, Washington. Dr. Corley specializes in the development of physiologically based pharmacokinetic models, real-time breath analysis, dermal and inhalation bioavailability, and the development of three-dimensional computational fluid-dynamic models of the respiratory system. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers on oral, dermal, and inhalation toxicology; modes of action of a variety of industrial and consumer chemicals; and pharmacokinetic modeling and its applications in human health risk assessments. He received his PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
LINDA COWAN is George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her research interests include cardiovascular