Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Society for Risk Analysis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and serves as a member of the National Academies Division Committee on Engineering and Physical Sciences, the Report Review Committee, the Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable, the Keck Futures Initiative Ecosystem Services Steering Committee, and the Planning Committee on Fostering Partnerships and Linkages in Sustainability Science and Innovation—A Symposium. Dr. Morgan earned a PhD in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Ana Navas-Acien is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a physician—epidemiologist with a specialty in preventive medicine and public health and a long-term interest in the health consequences of widespread environmental exposures. Her research, based on an epidemiologic approach, investigates chronic health effects of arsenic, selenium, lead, cadmium, and other trace metals. Dr. Navas-Acien has served as an expert witness to the Baltimore City Council and served as a member of the 2010 National Toxicology Program Workshop on the Role of Environmental Chemicals in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity. She earned an MD from the University of Granada School of Medicine in Spain and a PhD in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Gordon H. Orians is a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Washington (UW). He was a professor at UW from 1960 to 1995 and was director of the UW Institute for Environmental Studies from 1976 to 1986. Most of Dr. Orians’s research has focused on behavioral ecology of birds and has dealt primarily with problems of habitat selection, mate selection and mating systems, selection of prey and foraging patches, and the relationship between ecology and social organization. Recently, his research has focused on environmental aesthetics and the evolutionary roots of strong emotional responses to components of the environment, such as landscapes, flowers, sunsets, and sounds. Dr. Orians has served on the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency and on boards of such environmental organizations as the World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy. He has also served on many National Academies committees, including the Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, the Committee on Cumulative Environmental Effects of Alaskan North Slope Oil and Gas Activities, and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Orians earned a PhD in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joan B. Rose serves as the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, the codirector of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, and the director of the Center for Water Sciences. She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality, and public-health safety and