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Appendix B Committee, Consultant, and Staff Biographies COMMITTEE AND CONSULTANT BIOGRAPHIES Noreen M. Clark, PhD (Chair), is dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Marshall H. Becker Professor of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics at the University. She was formerly chair of the schoolâs Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Her re-search specialty concerns the social and behavioral aspects of chronic- disease management, including asthma and other respiratory diseases with environmental-exposure components. She has also conducted large-scale trials of behavioral and educational interventions in clinical and commu- nity settings aimed at improving disease management by patients, families, and health-care providers. Outcomes of interest in those evaluations have included patient health status, quality of life, and health-care use. Her studies have also included assessments of partnerships and coalitions de- signed to enhance community wide management of disease. Dr. Clark is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Harriet M. Ammann, PhD, DABT, is senior toxicologist for the Washing- ton (state) Department of Ecology Air Quality Program. She is also adjunct associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health of the Uni- versity of Washingtonâs School of Occupational Health and Community Medicine. In her work for the state of Washington, Dr. Ammann provides support to a variety of environmental-health programs, including ambient- and indoor-air programs. She has participated in evaluations of schools and 336
APPENDIX B 337 public buildings with air-quality problems, and has presented on toxic effects of air contaminants (indoor and outdoor), effects on sensitive popu- lations, and other health issues throughout the state. Through her work, she has developed an interest in the toxicology of mold as an indoor air contaminant and has published and presented on mold toxicity related to human health. Dr. Ammann is involved in several professional organiza- tions, serving on the American Lung Associationâs National Technical Com- mittee for the Building Indoor Air Quality Program. She previously served as vice-chair of the Bioaerosols Committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Terry Brennan, MS, is a building scientist and educator. He owns a small company, Camroden Associates, that provides forensic, analytic, research, and training services to the building community, the research community, the public-health community, and owners and occupants of buildings. Mr. Brennan is on the editorial boards of Environmental Building News and Heating Piping and Air Conditioning Magazine. His recent work includes healthy-building training with Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corpora- tion for the Boston Region HUD Healthy Homes project, analysis of fungal dynamics in crawl space homes in North Carolina for AECâs Crawl space Characterization Pilot Study of sealed and vented crawl spaces, and teach- ing moisture and mold workshops in the Pacific Northwest for Washing- ton State University and the University of Alaska. He is a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation and Air Quality Committee. Bert Brunekreef, PhD, is professor of environmental and occupational health at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in environmental epidemi- ology from Wageningen University and did postdoctoral work at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he studied the health effects of living in damp homes. Dr. Brunekreef has served as coordinator of a Euro- pean Union-funded study on acute effects of air pollution on the airways of asthmatic children conducted by 14 research centers in Europe. He spent several years as a councilor for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and was its president in 2000-2001. Dr. Brunekreef is a coauthor of over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles in environmental epide- miology and exposure assessment. Jeroen Douwes, PhD, is associate director of the Massey University Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR), Wellington, New Zealand. He worked jointly at the CPHR and the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (Univer- sity of Utrecht, The Netherlands) for several years and is now based perma- nently in New Zealand. Dr. Douwes is engaged in a large number of na-
338 DAMP INDOOR SPACES AND HEALTH tional and international studies on respiratory health in relation to indoor and occupational microbial exposures. His current research includes envi- ronmental factors that protect against the development of allergies and asthma and the role of nonallergic airway inflammation in asthma. He is also a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Committee on the Health Guidelines for Biological Agents in the Indoor Environment. Peyton A. Eggleston, MD, is professor of pediatrics and professor of environ- ment health sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, where he maintains both a clinical practice and a research effort. He is board-certified in allergy and immunology and in pediatrics. Dr. Eggleston is principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins University Center for the Asthmatic Child in the Urban Environment, one of EPAâs national centers for environmental research. His research focus is environmental allergensâtheir role in respiratory diseases (in particular, asthma), risk factors for sensitization, means of avoidance, and methods and effectiveness of indoor environmental control. William J. Fisk, MS, PE, is senior staff scientist and head of the Indoor Environment Department (IED) in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He also serves as group leader for IEDâs Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Control Tech- nologies Group. Mr. Fiskâs primary research interests include indoor air- pollutant exposure, indoor air-quality control technologies, and indoor environmental quality and health; he has published and consulted exten- sively in these fields. He is on the editorial board of the journal Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. In 1999, he was elected a member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences. Robert E. Fullilove III, EdD, is associate dean for community and minority affairs and associate professor of clinical public health in sociomedical sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He codirects the Community Research Group at the New York State Psychiat- ric Institute and Columbia University. His research includes work on hous- ing and health and the effects of public-health interventions on minority and low-socioeconomic-status communities. Dr. Fullilove served on the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine in 1995â2001. He also serves on the editorial board of the Jour- nal of Public Health Policy. Judith Guernsey, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Commu- nity Health and Epidemiology and holds a cross appointment in the In- stitute for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests include epidemiology and
APPENDIX B 339 population health interventions in occupational and environmental health, with particular focus on bioaerosols in workplace and community settings. Dr. Guernsey directs the Atlantic Provinces Centre for Research in Rural Environmental Health. She is a peer reviewer for the Canadian Institute for Health Research, National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Canadian Jour- nal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Dr. Guernsey is a member of the Occupational Epidemiology Committee and the International Affairs Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, and the Canadian Public Health Association. Aino Nevalainen, PhD, is head of the Laboratory of Environmental Micro- biology at the National Public Health Institute and a senior researcher at the Academy of Finland. Her research interests include microbial growth on building materials, health effects of exposure to building-related mold and moisture exposure, and the microbiologic quality of indoor air. Dr. Nevalainen serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the WHO Committee on the Health Guidelines for Biological Agents in the Indoor Environment; she was also the international advisor for the International Conferences for Indoor Air Quality and Climate and an evaluator for the Danish Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality. She has written numerous peer- reviewed research articles on the characterization and remediation of damp indoor spaces and has been an invited speaker at scientific conferences worldwide. Susanna G. Von Essen, MD, is professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at the Univer- sity of Nebraska Medical Center. Her research focuses on the respiratory health of farmersâa population with extensive exposure to bioaerosolsâ and other rural-health issues. In addition to having a clinical practice, she is project director of a 5-year grant from the National Institute of Environ- mental Health Sciences that is designed to enhance education in environ- mental and occupational medicine for primary-care providers. Dr. Von Essen studied parasitology in Freiburg, Germany, on a Fulbright scholar- ship. She completed her internal-medicine residency and pulmonary train- ing at UNMC, where she has been on the faculty since 1988. STAFF BIOGRAPHIES Rose Marie Martinez, ScD, is director of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before coming to IOM, she was a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research,
340 DAMP INDOOR SPACES AND HEALTH where she focused on health-workforce issues, access to care for vulnerable populations, managed care, and public-health issues. Dr. Martinez is a former assistant director for health financing and policy with the U.S. General Accounting Office, where she led evaluations and policy analysis in national and public health issues. David A. Butler, PhD, is a senior program officer in the Institute of Medi- cine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He re- ceived his BS and MS in engineering from the University of Rochester and PhD in public-policy analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before join- ing IOM, Dr. Butler served as an analyst for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and was a research associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has directed several IOM studies on environmental-health and risk-assessment topics, resulting in the reports Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment. Jennifer A. Cohen is a research associate in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her un- dergraduate degree in art history from the University of Maryland. She has also been involved with the IOM committees that produced Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment; Organ Procurement and Trans- plantation; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leu- kemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002; Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Final Report; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Length of Presumptive Period for Association Between Exposure and Respiratory Cancer. Joe A. Esparza is a senior project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He attended Columbia University, where he studied biochemistry. Before joining IOM, he worked with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) of the National Research Council. While with BANR, he was involved with the committees that produced Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats; and Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs. At IOM, he has assisted on the reports Veterans
APPENDIX B 341 and Agent Orange: Update 2002; Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary; Learning From SARS: Preparing for the Next Disease Outbreak (Workshop Summary); Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam: Final Report; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Length of Presumptive Period for Association Between Exposure and Respiratory Cancer. Elizabeth J. Albrigo was a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the Virginia Polytechnic In- stitute and State University. She is involved with the IOM Committee on Damp Indoor Spaces and Health. She also helped to facilitate the produc- tion of the reports Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leuke- mia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans; and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Ground Beef: Review of a Risk Assessment.