Review of Report and Approach to Evaluating Long-Term
Health Effects in Army Test Subjects
Committee to Review Report on Long-Term Health Effects on Army Test Subjects
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Division on Earth and Life Studies
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Review of Report and Approach to Evaluating Long-Term Health Effects in Army Test Subjects: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25025.
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COMMITTEE TO REVIEW REPORT ON LONG-TERM HEALTH EFFECTS ON ARMY TEST SUBJECTS
IVAN RUSYN (Chair), Texas A&M University, College Station
ERIN M. BELL, University of Albany, NY
GERRY R. BOSS, University of California, San Diego
JAMES E. CLEAVER, University of California, San Francisco
PAMELA J. LEIN, University of California, Davis
CATHERINE A. MCCARTY, University of Minnesota, Duluth
NU-MAY RUBY REED, California Environmental Protection Agency (retired), Davis
KENNETH R. STILL, Portland State University, Portland, OR
VASILIS VASILIOU, Yale University, New Haven, CT
SUSAN N.J. MARTEL, Senior Program Officer
TAMARA DAWSON, Program Associate
BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY
WILLIAM H. FARLAND (Chair), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
RICHARD A. BECKER, American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC
WILLIAM E. COLGLAZIER, AAAS, Washington, DC
DOMINIC M. DITORO, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
DAVID C. DORMAN, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
CHARLES T. DRISCOLL, JR., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
ANNE FAIRBROTHER, Exponent, Inc., Philomath, OR
GEORGE GRAY, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
STEVEN P. HAMBURG, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY
ROBERT A. HIATT, University of California, San Francisco, CA
SAMUEL KACEW, University of Ottawa, Ontario
H. SCOTT MATTHEWS, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
ROBERT PERCIASEPE, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, VA
R. CRAIG POSTLEWAITE, Department of Defense, Burke, VA
MARK A. RATNER, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
JOAN B. ROSE, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
GINA M. SOLOMON, California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento, CA
ROBERT M. SUSSMAN, Sussman and Associates, Washington, DC
DEBORAH L. SWACKHAMER, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
PETER S. THORNE, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
TERESA A. FRYBERGER, Director
ELLEN K. MANTUS, Scholar and Director of Risk Assessment
RAYMOND A. WASSEL, Scholar and Director of Environmental Studies
SUSAN N.J. MARTEL, Senior Program Officer for Toxicology
ELIZABETH BOYLE, Program Officer
TAMARA DAWSON, Program Associate
BERNIDEAN WILLIAMS-SMITH, Financial Associate
SUZANNE THILENIUS, Administrative Coordinator
This interim report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.
We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Dan G. Blazer, Duke University
David C. Dorman, North Carolina State University
David R. Franz, Independent Consultant
Philip J. Landrigan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sheryl A. Milz, University of Toledo
Joshua M. Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Martin Philbert, University of Michigan. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
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