transmission models to assess the public-health risks from exposure to microbial agents in drinking waters, recreational waters, and biosolids. Dr. Eisenberg received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco.


Mark T. Hernandez is professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is an active consultant to the indoor air quality sector. He is also faculty director and principal investigator at the Colorado Diversity Initiative. A generation of his research lies on the cusp between biologic air pollution, wastewater treatment systems, and molecular biology. Recent work focused on tracking and characterizing bioaerosols generated by large-scale disasters, including major metropolitan floods, the quarantined City of New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and coastal Louisiana affected by the Horizon oil spill. Dr. Hernandez serves as editor of the journal Aerosol Science and Technology. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a registered professional civil engineer. Dr. Hernandez was a member of the NRC Committee to Review the Health and Safety Risks of High-Biocontainment Laboratories at Fort Detrick and currently serves on the Committee on the Evaluation of a Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security’s Planned National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.


Jonathan Y. Richmond is CEO of Jonathan Richmond and Associates, a biosafety consulting firm with a global clientele. Prior to starting his own firm, Dr. Richmond was the director of the Office of Health and Safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an international authority on biosafety and laboratory containment design. Dr. Richmond was trained as a geneticist, worked for 10 years as a research virologist, and has been involved in the field of biosafety for the past 32 years. He is the author of many scientific publications in microbiology; he has chaired many national symposia, edited numerous books, and is an international consultant to ministries of health on laboratory safety and training. He served as president of the American Biological Safety Association. Dr. Richmond received his M.S. in genetics from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. in genetics from Hahnemann University. He was a member of the NRC Committee to Review the Health and Safety Risks of High-Biocontainment Laboratories at Fort Detrick, and currently serves on the Committee on Continuing Assistance to the National Institutes of Health on Preparation of Additional Risk Assessments for the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories.


Leonard M. Siegel is director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO), a project of the Pacific Studies Center that facilitates public participation in the oversight of military environmental programs, federal facilities cleanup, and brownfield site revitalization. He is one of the environmental movement's leading experts on military facility contamination, community oversight of cleanup, and the vapor intrusion pathway. For his organization he runs two Internet newsgroups: the Military Environmental Forum and the Brownfields Internet Forum. Mr. Siegel also serves on numerous advisory committees, including California's Brownfields Revitalization Advisory Group, the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s Permeable Reactive Barrier Work Team, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (California) External Advisory Group, and the Moffett Field (former Moffett Naval Air Station) Restoration Advisory Board. He has also served on several committees of the NRC, including the Committee to Review the Health and Safety Risks of High-Biocontainment Laboratories at Fort Detrick.



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