Martin A. Philbert (Vice Chair) is a professor of toxicology and executive director of the Center for Risk Science and Communication at the University of Michigan. Dr. Philbert’s research interests include the development of nanotechnology for intracellular measurement of biochemicals and ions and for the early detection of and treatment for brain tumors. He is actively engaged in the investigation of mechanisms of chemically induced energy deprivation syndromes in the central nervous system. He has published more than 100 scholarly manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts and is the recipient of the 2001 Society of Toxicology Achievement Award. Dr. Philbert serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board and the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. He earned his PhD in neurochemistry and experimental neuropathology from the University of London.
George V. Alexeeff is deputy director for scientific affairs of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency. He oversees a staff of more than 80 scientists in multidisciplinary evaluations of the health effects of pollutants and toxicants in air, water, soil, and other media. His activities include reviewing epidemiologic and toxicologic data to identify hazards and derive risk-based assessments, developing guidelines to identify chemicals hazardous to the public, recommending air-quality standards, identifying toxic air contaminants, developing public-health goals for water contaminants, preparing evaluations for carcinogens and reproductive toxins, issuing sport-fish advisories, training health personnel on pesticide-poisoning recognition, reviewing hazardous-waste site risk assessments, and conducting multimedia risk assessments. He was chief of the Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Section of OEHHA from October 1990 through February 1998. Dr. Alexeeff has over 50 publications in toxicology and risk assessment. He has been a member of previous National Research Council committees including Evaluating the Efficiency of Research and Development Programs in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Scientific Review of the Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin from the Office of Management and Budget. He earned his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Davis.
Tina Bahadori is the managing director of the Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) at the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Dr. Bahadori manages the development, implementation, and direction of the LRI research portfolios in environmental health with specific expertise and responsibilities in exposure and risk analysis. She is the LRI lead for developing a global research program on interpretation of biomonitoring data. Dr. Bahadori is the president-elect of the International Society of Exposure Analysis. She serves as an expert and reviewer on a number of scientific panels, including the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel for review of particulate-matter research; as a peer reviewer for the Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results grants; on the NAS interacademy panel on the ecology of the Caspian Sea; on