pollutants, pesticides, metals, and allergens. He has written more than 40 research articles and book chapters on exposure assessment, risk analysis, and children’s environmental health. He has served on many science advisory panels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exploring technical and policy issues related to residential exposure to pesticides, metals, and implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. He has also served as an elected councilor of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, and he is the recipient of its Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award. Dr. Adgate received a BA degree in biology from Calvin College, an MS degree in environmental science from the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD degree in environmental health granted jointly by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University.


Gordon Cavanaugh is a former partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, where he served, among other things, as general counsel to the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities from 1981 to 2002. He is the former chairman of CHF, International (formerly known as the Cooperative Housing Foundation), the founding executive director of the Housing Assistance Council, and a former board member of the Housing Research Foundation. He served as administrator of the Farmers Home Administration in the U.S. Department of Agriculture between 1977 and 1981. Previously, he chaired the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, served as the City of Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, and had a private and public law practice. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association (D.C. Affairs Committee) and a former member of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Fordham University and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Giselle Corbie-Smith is an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and director of UNC’s Program on Health Disparities at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Before coming to UNC, she was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital. She is currently the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award and a Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Faculty Development Award to examine the patient-specific and investigator-specific factors that influence participation in research. Dr. Corbie-Smith has dedicated her academic career to understanding the health of minority and underserved communities, especially with regard to access to care and the influence of culture, race, ethnicity, and social class on health. Her research focuses on efforts to



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