tinuing research interests include the development of monoclonal antibodies for nuclear imaging, nanotoxicology, lymphocyte activation and signal transduction, and development of biomarkers for immunotoxicity. He has previously served on National Academies committees that produced Beryllium Alloy Exposures, Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene, Jet Propulsion Fuel 8, and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008.
Rodney R. Dietert, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, with which he has been associated since 1991. He received his BS in zoology from Duke University in 1974 and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. Dr. Dietert has been director of graduate studies in immunology, a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Environment, Director of the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and Director of the program on breast cancer and environmental risk factors at Cornell’s Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research. His research on immunotoxicology has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and industry.
Naihua Duan, PhD, MA, is Professor of Biostatistics at Columbia University and Director of the Division of Biostatistics of the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York City. He received a BS in mathematics from National Taiwan University, an MA in mathematical statistics from Columbia University, and a PhD in statistics from Stanford University. His research interests include health-services research, prevention research, sample design and experimental design, model robustness, transformation models, multilevel modeling, nonparametric and semi-parametric regression methods, and environmental exposure assessment. He previously served on the National Academies committees that authored Human Exposure Assessment to Airborne Pollutants: Advances and Opportunities; Organ Procurement and Transplantation: Assessing Current Policies and the Potential Impact of the DHHS Final Rule; Carbon Monoxide Episodes in Meteorological and Topographical Problem Areas; Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008.
Russ B. Hauser, ScD, MD, MPH, is the Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology, respectively, of the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Hauser received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his ScD and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the effects of environmental chemicals on male and female reproductive functioning, pregnancy outcomes, and children’s health. Dr. Hauser is interested primarily in