Department of Population Health and Institute for Environmental Studies. His published work and research interests cover a broad spectrum of environmental, occupational, and public health topics, including disease surveillance, risk assessment, childhood asthma, lead poisoning, mercury and PCBs in fish, arsenic in drinking water, asbestos disease, and occupational fatalities and injuries. He was a founding member of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Board of Scientific Councilors (1988–1992) and the Director’s Advisory Committee for the CDC National Center for Environmental Health (1999–2003). He currently chairs the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Science Advisory Board, serves on the Presidential Advisory Board on Radiation Worker Compensation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Children’s Health Protection Advisory Council. He is past chair of the Environmental Health Committee of the EPA Science Advisory Board and from 1997–2003 served on the EPA Science Advisory Board Executive Committee. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Richard Burnett, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist with the Safe Environments Program at Health Canada, where he has worked since 1983 on issues related to the health effects of outdoor air pollution. He is also adjunct professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Burnett’s work has focused on the use of administrative health and environmental information to determine the public health impacts of combustion-related pollution using nonlinear random effects models, time series, and spatial analytical techniques. He served on the 2001 National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States. His Ph.D. in mathematical statistics is from Queen’s University.
Carl F. Cranor, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in legal and moral philosophy. He has written widely on philosophic issues at the intersection of science and the law, including philosophic issues in risk assessment and the regulation of toxic substances, and analysis of the acceptability of risks. More recently his work concerns the use of science in the tort law and the precautionary principle. He wrote Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law and has just completed a book to be published by Cambridge University Press, tentatively entitled Toxic Torts: Science, Law and the Possibility of Justice. As a Congressional Fellow, he worked at the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment co-authoring The Identification and Regulation of Carcinogens (1987). He has served on science advisory panels for the State of California. An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Collegium Ramazzini,