LESLIE C. GRAMMER is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Grammer's principal research is in allergic responses to low-molecular-weight reactive chemicals. She is board certified in internal medicine, allergy-immunology, diagnostic laboratory immunology, and occupational medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and of the American College of Allergy and Immunology. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Allergy and Immunology, and she was a member of the Illinois Task Force on Asbestos.

MICHAEL D. LEBOWITZ is a Professor of Medicine (pulmonary, epidemiology, environmental medicine) and Associate Director of the Respiratory Sciences Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and of the American College of Epidemiology, and an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society and other societies. He is on the executive committees of the International Societies of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Analysis. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology and a section editor of the Journal of Toxicology and Industrial Health , and is on the editorial board of Pediatric Pulmonology. His research interests are in pulmonary diseases and environmental health. He cochaired the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Committee on Indoor Pollutants and was senior editor of the World Health Organization EHC monograph Guidelines on Studies in Environmental Epidemiology and of the World Health Organization/EURO monograph IAQ: Biological Contaminants.

FLOYD MALVEAUX is Professor of Microbiology and Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology at Howard University College of Medicine. He is a physician (allergy) and basic scientist (immunology). His clinical and research interests relate to the epidemiology of asthma morbidity in high-risk populations, design of interventions to decrease this level of morbidity, and the mechanisms of allergens in eliciting bronchial inflammation in asthma. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association, the Board of Directors of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and the editorial boards of Annals of Allergy and the Journal of the National Medical Association. He also was a member of the expert panel that drafted the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma recently published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.



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