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Biographical Sketches

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

ROGENE F. HENDERSON, Ph.D., (Chair) is a senior biochemist and toxicologist emeritus in the Experimental Toxicology Program of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her major research interests are in the use of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analyses to detect and characterize biomarkers of developing lung disease, the toxicokinetics of inhaled vapors and gases, and the use of biological markers of exposure and of effects to link environmental exposure to disease. She has served on a number of Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and U.S. Army scientific advisory boards, and was recently appointed chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Henderson is a national associate of the National Academies who has chaired and served as a member of a number of committees, including as a member of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas.


JOEL BENDER, M.D., Ph.D., has been corporate medical director for General Motors (GM) Health Services since May 2002 where he directs GM’s global occupational health programs and policies. He also acts as a healthcare consultant for GM, directs work life programs for salaried employees, serves as a government liaison with health-related agencies, and is responsible for health promotion activities for



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E Biographical Sketches COMMITTEE MEMBERS ROgENE F. HENDERSON, Ph.D., (Chair) is a senior biochemist and toxicologist emeritus in the Experimental Toxicology Program of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy at the Uni- versity of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her major research interests are in the use of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analyses to detect and characterize biomarkers of developing lung disease, the toxicokinetics of inhaled vapors and gases, and the use of biological markers of exposure and of effects to link environmental exposure to disease. She has served on a number of Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and U.S. Army scientific advisory boards, and was recently appointed chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Henderson is a national associate of the National Academies who has chaired and served as a member of a number of committees, including as a member of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas. JOEL BENDER, M.D., Ph.D., has been corporate medical director for General Motors (GM) Health Services since May 2002 where he directs GM’s global occupa- tional health programs and policies. He also acts as a healthcare consultant for GM, directs work life programs for salaried employees, serves as a government liaison with health-related agencies, and is responsible for health promotion activities for 20

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t h e h e a lt h h a z a r d e va l u at i o n P r o g r a m at n i o s h 204 GM employees and their family members. Prior to joining GM, Dr. Bender worked in the field of occupational and environmental medicine for nearly 25 years, in leadership positions with the Campbell Soup Company, Owens-Corning, and Dupont. His activities have included clinical, executive, governing, and medical advisory roles in many national, international, and professional organizations, and he recently served a four-year term on the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion’s Advisory Committee. He received an M.D. from the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine, a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Drexel University, and is certified as a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine. EuLA BINgHAM (IOM), Ph.D., is professor of environmental health at the Uni- versity of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her interests include risk assessment, regulatory toxicology, environmental carcinogenesis, and occupational health surveillance. She was assistant secretary for labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from 1977-1981. Throughout her career, Dr. Bingham has served on numerous national and international advisory groups, including advisory committees of the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Labor, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institutes of Health, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The committees addressed issues concerning research needs in health risk assessment and the potential health effects of environmental exposure to chemicals. Dr. Bingham has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in zoology (physiology), ecology, and biochemistry. She is an IOM member who has served on a number of committees of the National Academies. JAMES E. CONE, M.D., M.P.H., is the medical director of the World Trade Center Health Registry, in the Division of Epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He previously directed programs in environmental and occupational medicine at the city and state levels, and in the university envi- ronment, including over 20 years of experience teaching, performing clinical and applied epidemiological research, and practicing clinical occupational and internal medicine. Dr. Cone is the immediate past chairperson of the Occupational Health and Safety Section of the American Public Health Association. His research interests are in occupational and environmental health, particularly toxic effects of exposures in the indoor environment, and health and mental health consequences of chemical and other environmental disasters, spills, and explosions, fires, and building col- lapses. He holds an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley. Other training in occupational and internal medicine includes an internship and residencies at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the Worcester Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts, as

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aPPendix e 205 well as a residency in epidemic intelligence service training/occupational medicine in the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service Branch of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. MONICA gAugHAN, Ph.D., M.P.A., is an assistant professor of health policy and management in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health. Her research interests focus on scientific and technical careers, research evaluation, science policy, health disparities, and reproductive health. Her research is currently supported by an early CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. She has been a faculty member at Oglethorpe University, where she served as director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She served as a presidential management intern in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1992 to 1994, where she had assignments in the Offices of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Assistant Secretary for Legislation, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. She also has experience working in the community mental health system as a case manager and substance abuse counselor. Dr. Gaughan earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. CLARION JOHNSON, M.D., is currently the global medical director, Medicine and Occupational Health, for Exxon Mobil Corporation, which delivers industrial hy- giene, drug testing, and health promotion services to over 80,000 ExxonMobil and affiliate employees who are engaged in exploration and production in a number of challenging environments worldwide. Dr. Johnson received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiol- ogy, and occupational medicine. In addition to a cardiology fellowship, Dr. Johnson did a military/basic science fellowship at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, followed by two years as a postdoctoral student in the field of microwave research. He is currently a board member of the Milbank Memorial Fund and National Business Group on Health, and is the former chairman of the Virginia Health Care Foundation. He has published a variety of articles in various fields. FRANKLIN E. MIRER, Ph.D., has recently assumed a faculty position at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at Hunter College after 25 years as Director of the Health and Safety Department for the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). His primary scientific interest is exposure and risk assessment in the occupational

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t h e h e a lt h h a z a r d e va l u at i o n P r o g r a m at n i o s h 20 environment. Dr. Mirer currently serves on the National Academies Committee to Review NIOSH Research Programs, and in the past served on committees on Institutional Means for Risk Assessment, Risk Assessment Methodology, and the Review of the Health Effects Institute. He has testified before House and Senate committees on occupational safety and health matters and before OSHA on many health and safety standards. Dr. Mirer was inducted into the National Safety Council’s Health and Safety Hall of Fame and is a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He has a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Harvard University and is a toxicologist and certi- fied industrial hygienist. BARBARA SILvERSTEIN, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the research director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program. She has worked on ergonomics-related issues at OSHA, the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, and the California Department of Health Services. Her major areas of research have been identification and control of work-related musculo- skeletal disorders and comparison of surveillance methods and intervention stud- ies to control these disorders. She has conducted field research in a number of industries, including electronics, meat, poultry and fish processing, newspaper publishing, appliance manufacturing, medical equipment manufacturing, office work environment, pulp and paper mills, aluminum mills, saw mills, construction, automotive manufacturing, and nursing homes. She serves on a number of national and international commissions and editorial boards regarding occupational safety and health. She received her M.S. from the University of California, San Francisco, her M.P.H. in epidemiology and environmental and industrial health from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan. ROSEMARY K. SOKAS, M.D., M.Sc., M.O.H., is professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Illinois at the Chicago School of Public Health, and director of the Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program. Her research interests include applied intervention effectiveness studies targeting occupational safety and health needs of vulnerable working popula- tions. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and George Washington University, directed OSHA’s Office of Occupational Medicine, and served as associate director for science at NIOSH. Dr. Sokas is currently a member of the National Academies’ Committee on the Review of NIOSH Research Programs, and has served on the Committee on Persian Gulf Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program and the Committee

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aPPendix e 207 to Review the Worker and Public Health Activities Program administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services. She has an M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine and an M.Sc. and an M.O.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health (occupational physiology and occupational health, respectively). MICHAEL J. WRIgHT, M.S., is the director of Health, Safety and Environment for the United Steelworkers, a labor union representing American and Canadian workers in the steel, paper, oil, chemical, rubber, forestry, mining, and other in- dustries. He has held this position since 1983. His areas of expertise include risk communication, occupational and environmental health, global health and safety, and industrial hygiene. Mr. Wright has considerable experience with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Health Hazard Evaluation Program, having requested and participated in numerous health hazard evaluations on behalf of workers he represents. He was a member of the National Academies Committee on Industrial Competitiveness and Environmental Protection and the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Mr. Wright holds an M.S. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. NRC STAFF SAMMANTHA L. MAgSINO is a program officer with the National Research Council’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. She was previously a geologist with the Washington State geologic survey, where she produced earthquake hazard maps and served as a technical advisor to the state on volcanic hazards. Previously, she was the science coordinator for a National Science Foundation facility at The University of Texas at Austin conducting aerogeophysical surveys in Antarctica, and has worked for the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses at the Southwest Research Institute conducting geophysical investigations near the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Facility in support of volcanic hazard assessment. She holds an M.S. degree in geology from Florida International University. SuSAN R. MCCuTCHEN is a senior program associate with the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Sciences Policy. She has been on staff at the National Academies for 27 years and has worked in several institutional divisions and with many different boards, committees, and panels within those units. The studies in which she has participated have addressed a broad range of subjects and focused on a variety of issues related to science and technology for international develop- ment, technology transfer, aeronautics and the U.S. space program, natural disaster mitigation, U.S. education policy and science curricula, needle exchange for the

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t h e h e a lt h h a z a r d e va l u at i o n P r o g r a m at n i o s h 20 prevention of HIV transmission, the scientific merit of the polygraph, human factors/engineering, research ethics, disability compensation programs, health hazard evaluation, and medical and public health preparedness for catastrophic events. Ms. McCutchen has a B.A. in French, with minors in Italian and Spanish, from Ohio’s Miami University, and an M.A. in French, with a minor in English, from Kent State University. TONYA E. FONg YEE is a senior program assistant with the National Research Council’s Board on Earth Science and Resources. Before coming to the National Academies, she interned at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, working on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. She received her B.S. in business administration, with a focus on marketing, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.