epidemiology. As a Research Fellow in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the U.S. Food And Drug Administration, Dr. Pope's research focused on the neuroendocrine and reproductive effects of various environmental substances in food-producing animals. During his tenure at the National Academy of Sciences, and since 1989 at the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Pope has directed and edited numerous reports on occupational and environmental issues; topics include injury control, disability prevention, biologic markers, neurotoxicology, and indoor allergens.
POLLY A. BUECHEL served as the Project Assistant from October 1991 to October 1992. Previously, Ms. Buechel was a staff assistant for the Brookings Institution on a study of the World Bank. She received a B.A. degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis.