Council Committee on Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune and the Committee to Review the Evidence Regarding the Link between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes. Dr. Olshan received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington.
A. John Bailer is distinguished professor and chair in the Department of Statistics of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is also a research fellow in the university’s Scripps Gerontology Center and an affiliate member of the Department of Zoology, the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, and the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Miami University. His research interests include the design and analysis of environmental and occupational health studies and quantitative risk estimation. He has served on several National Research Council Committees, including the Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, the Committee on Spacecraft Exposure Guidelines, the Committee to Review the OMB Risk Assessment Bulletin, and the Committee on Toxicologic Assessment of Low-Level Exposures to Chemical Warfare Agents. He also has served as a member of the Report on Carcinogens Subcommittee and the Technical Reports Review Subcommittee of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Toxicology Program. Dr. Bailer received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sandra J.S. Baird is an environmental analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Office of Research and Standards. She supports the air toxics and drinking-water programs through the development of cancer and noncancer toxicity values, evaluation of the implications of new toxicologic information and guidance, evaluation of site-specific toxicity and exposure assessment issues, and development of guidance in support of risk-based decision-making. Her research interests include probabilistic characterization of uncertainty in toxicity values for use in risk assessment and mixtures risk assessment. Dr. Baird received her PhD in toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Harvey Checkoway is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. His expertise is in occupational and environmental determinants of chronic diseases. Research projects for which Dr. Checkoway has been the principal investigator include epidemiologic studies of cancer mortality in nuclear workers, of cancer mortality in phosphate-industry workers, of silicosis and lung cancer in silica-exposed diatomaceous-earth industry workers, of lung cancer in chromate-exposed aerospace workers, of reproductive hazards in lead-smelter workers, of cancer risks and parkinsonism in textile workers, and of environmental and genetic risk factors for Parkinson disease. Dr. Checkoway received his MPH from Yale University and his PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.