tute of Medicine’s Committee on Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. He is on the Editorial Board of Risk Analysis. Dr. Burnett is an adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, an affiliate scientist of the Institute of Population Health, and a scientist with the McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment at the Institute of Population Health, all in the University of Ottawa. Dr. Burnett received his PhD in mathematical statistics from Queen’s University.


Lauraine G. Chestnut is a managing economist at Stratus Consulting Inc. Ms. Chestnut specializes in environmental and natural-resources economics, policy analysis, and survey research. She focuses on the quantification and economic valuation of human health, visibility, and other welfare effects of environmental pollutants. She has conducted original economic and survey research to estimate the value to the public of protecting human health, visibility aesthetics, and cultural materials from the effects of air pollution and has conducted epidemiologic studies of the effects of particulate matter on human health. Ms. Chestnut has synthesized the epidemiologic and economics literature on the human health effects of air pollutants and has applied this information in numerous assessments of the benefits of air-pollution control. She has published three books and several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Environmental Management, Land Economics, the Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Archives of Environmental Health. Ms. Chestnut served 6 years on the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis and served on California’s Air Quality Advisory Committee. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She received her MA in economics from the University of Colorado.


W. Michael Foster is a research professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Foster’s laboratory performs research on humans and animal models and investigates the biologic effects of inhalational hazards (particles and gases) on airway and parenchymal lung tissues. Subjects of interest and expertise include effects of oxidant-type air pollution on lung epithelial membrane physiology, in vivo functional and biochemical tissue responses of the human and animal lung, and host (genetic) factors as modulators of the pulmonary response to ambient air pollutants, inhalable irritants, and nuisance bioaerosols. Dr. Foster received a PhD in physiology and environmental science from New York University.


A. Myrick Freeman III is the William D. Shipman Professor of Economics Emeritus at Bowdoin College. During his tenure at Bowdoin, Dr. Freeman has served as chair of the Economics Department and director of the Environmental Studies Program. He also has served as the Robert M. La Follette Distinguished



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