graduate degrees in English Literature (BA) and Microbiology (BS) from the University of Iowa. She is involved with the IOM Committee on the Disposition of the Air Force Health Study (AFHS). Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 is Sonia’s first report with IOM.


Joe A. Esparza worked as a project assistant in the IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He attended Columbia University in the City of New York where he studied biochemistry. Joe was involved with the committees that produced Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs; Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of US Agriculture; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002.


Peter James is a research assistant in the IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He received his undergraduate degree in environmental science and the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a candidate for a Master of Health Science degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. In addition to his work with the Veterans and Agent Orange studies, he is involved with the Gulf War and Health studies.



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