Kent E. Pinkerton is a professor of pediatric medicine and anatomy, physiology, and cell biology at the University of California, Davis. He also serves as director of the university’s Center for Health and the Environment. His research focuses on the health effects of environmental air pollutants on lung structure and function, the interaction of gases and airborne particles in specific sites and cell populations of the lungs in acute and chronic lung injury, and the effects of environmental tobacco smoke on lung growth and development. He received a PhD in pathology from Duke University.


Armistead Russell is a professor of environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research subjects include aerosol dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, emissions control, and air pollution-control strategy design and computer modeling. Dr. Russell has served on a number of National Research Council committees and was chair of the Committee to Review EPA’s Mobile Source Emissions Factor (MOBILE) Model. He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.


Helen Suh is an associate professor of environmental chemistry and exposure assessment at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Her research interests—air-pollutant exposures and their relationship to human health—involve the effect of exposure error, exposure modification, and confounding on epidemiology and toxicology, the contribution of indoor and outdoor sources to air-pollutant exposures, and the impact of these exposures on cardiovascular health. Her work, including research conducted at the Environmental Protection Agency Center for Ambient Particle Health Effects, has been published in numerous journals. Dr. Suh received her ScD from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.


Evelyn O. Talbott is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and a professor in the Department of Speech Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Her major focus of research is women’s health and environmental epidemiology; her specific research interests include cardiovascular risk factors in women, environmental factors and cancer, and risk of coronary heart disease in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. She is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Academic Partner for Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking program, one of four academic centers in the United States that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and charged to assist CDC implementation of a nationwide environmental public-health tracking network. She was a coinvestigator in an Allegheny County study of the relationship between air pollution and cardiopulmonary admissions of older people. Dr. Talbott received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh.



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