John R. Balmes, M.D., is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. He is also a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Dr. Balmes studies the respiratory health effects of various air pollutants, with a particular interest in occupational respiratory disease. He has investigated the acute effects of inhalation exposures to ambient air pollutants, the chronic effects of such exposures in epidemiological studies, and genetic determinants of responses to air pollutants. Dr. Balmes has led research to assist in the development of a national program to link environmental hazards with health outcome data to improve the tracking of diseases potentially related to environmental exposures. He is also the physician member of the California Air Resources Board. He served on the NRC’s Committee for the Review of the Army’s Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Project Report, and on the IOM Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Balmes received his M.D. from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Stanley C. Haimes, M.D., M.P.H., CIH, FACOEM, has spent 20 years in the occupational medicine field and his career encompasses the governmental, academic, private, and public sectors of occupational health programs. Dr. Haimes has experience with workers compensation programs, medical surveillance programs, and occupational medicine clinics. He is the medical director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the associate medical director for Seminole County Emergency Medical Services, and a medical review physician for Medical Audit Resource Services, Inc., all near Orlando, Florida. He has served as the director of Medical and Health Services for Lockheed Martin; as an environmental physician at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Bay Pines, Florida; and Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Haimes has served on committees and panels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). He is a board certified physician in occupational medicine and is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH). He is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He received his M.D. from the University of South Florida and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
William E. Halperin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is the chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, and the interim associate dean for the Newark Campus of the School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His experience in epidemiology ranges from field