APPENDIX C

Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Fourth Biennial Update)

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD (Chair), is professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She has published extensively on risk assessment, occupational-related cancer, environmental exposure, reproductive outcomes, and methods for epidemiologic data analysis. Dr. Hertz-Picciotto serves on several editorial boards and is president of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. She was recently a delegate to the US– Vietnam Scientific Conference on the Environmental and Health Effects of the Vietnam War sponsored by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Hertz-Picciotto also served as chair of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update).

Kiros T. Berhane, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has conducted research on longitudinal time-series analysis, flexible-modeling techniques, modeling time-to-event data, and latency. Dr. Berhane received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Toronto (Canada) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University (1994–1995). He is also currently serving as a member on a scientific advisory panel for an air pollution study under the auspices of the Western Interprovincial Scientific Studies Association (WISSA) in Canada.

Margit L. Bleecker, MD, PhD, is director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore. Her research interests are in clinical



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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 APPENDIX C Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Fourth Biennial Update) Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD (Chair), is professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She has published extensively on risk assessment, occupational-related cancer, environmental exposure, reproductive outcomes, and methods for epidemiologic data analysis. Dr. Hertz-Picciotto serves on several editorial boards and is president of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. She was recently a delegate to the US– Vietnam Scientific Conference on the Environmental and Health Effects of the Vietnam War sponsored by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Hertz-Picciotto also served as chair of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). Kiros T. Berhane, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has conducted research on longitudinal time-series analysis, flexible-modeling techniques, modeling time-to-event data, and latency. Dr. Berhane received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Toronto (Canada) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University (1994–1995). He is also currently serving as a member on a scientific advisory panel for an air pollution study under the auspices of the Western Interprovincial Scientific Studies Association (WISSA) in Canada. Margit L. Bleecker, MD, PhD, is director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore. Her research interests are in clinical

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 industrial neurotoxicology and occupational neurology. Dr. Bleecker recently served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants and has served on the IOM Committee on the Evaluation of the Department of Defense Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Protocol and the IOM Committee on the Persian Gulf Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program. She also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). Paul F. Engstrom, MD, is senior vice president for population science, overseeing Fox Chase programs in behavioral research, human genetics, epidemiologic research, and cancer-prevention research. He is also medical director of the Fox Chase Network and the International Programs for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Engstrom is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers. He is a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Review Committee and the American Cancer Society Council for Extramural Grants. He is former chair of the board of scientific counselors for NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and former chair of NCI's committee on treatment strategies to cut cancer death rates in half by the year 2000. Dr. Engstrom is a member of the editorial board of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, Journal of Cancer Prevention and Journal of Clinical Oncology, and he is the author or coauthor of several texts and book chapters on cancer control and medical oncology. Richard A. Fenske, PhD, is professor of environmental health in the Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine and is the director of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. Dr. Fenske's work has focused on the evaluation of environmental health risks in special populations. His specialties include health risks posed by pesticide exposures, development of new exposure-assessment methods, and investigation of the role of skin exposure of workers and children. Dr. Fenske serves on the editorial review boards of Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and the Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. Thomas A. Gasiewicz, PhD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine and deputy director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of Biochemical Pharmacology and the National Toxicology Program Board of Counselors and is the associate editor of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. He also is a peer reviewer for several other scientific journals, including Cancer Research, Molecular Pharmacology, Carcinogenesis, Science, Toxicological Sciences, and Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Dr. Gasie-

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 wicz has published extensively on the toxicokinetics of dioxin, dioxin toxicity, and the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in the molecular mechanism of dioxin toxicity. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, is the chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services of the George Washington University. He is also director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology in the Department of Medicine of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science and is cross-appointed as professor of pulmonary medicine, health policy, and epidemiology. Dr. Guidotti is certified as a specialist in internal medicine, lung diseases, and occupational medicine. His primary research interests are air quality, inhalation toxicology, and occupational and environmental lung diseases. Dr. Guidotti is past president of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics and sits on the Board of Directors of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and of the International Commission on Occupational Health. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). Loren D. Koller, DVM, PhD, served in academe for nearly 30 years, the last 16 as professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Oregon State University, Corvallis. For 10 of those years, he served as dean of the college. He operates a business in environmental health and toxicology. Dr. Koller pioneered the discipline now known as immunotoxicology with a research focus also in toxicology, pathology, carcinogenesis, and risk assessment. He is on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides and served for 6 years as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Toxicology. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). John J. Stegeman, PhD, is senior scientist and chair of the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in biochemistry, concentrating on enzymology, from Northwestern University. His research centers on metabolism of foreign chemicals in animals and humans and on the structure, function, and regulation of the enzymes that accomplish this metabolism. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). David S. Strogatz, PhD, MSPH, is associate professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology of the University at Albany, State University of New

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 York. He is also director of the Prevention Research Center of the School of Public Health of the University at Albany. Dr. Strogatz received his MSPH and PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research examines the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and the impact of socioeconomic status and race on health. He also served as a member of the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update). Staff Biographies Rose Marie Martinez, ScD, is director of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before joining IOM, she was a senior health researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, where she conducted research on the impact of health-system change on the public-health infrastructure, access to care for vulnerable populations, managed care, and the health-care workforce. Dr. Martinez is a former assistant director for health financing and policy with the US General Accounting Office, where she directed evaluations and policy analysis in national and public-health issues. Dr. Martinez received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Michelle Catlin, PhD, is a program officer in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before joining IOM, she served as a program officer with the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Research Council. She received her MSc in pharmacology and toxicology from Queen's University, Canada, and a PhD in environmental health (Toxicology Program) from the University of Washington. Dr. Catlin has worked on numerous National Academies reports, including Copper in Drinking Water, Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury, Arsenic in Drinking Water: 2001 Update, and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000. Jennifer A. Cohen is a research associate in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Maryland. She has also been involved with the IOM committees that produced Organ Procurement and Transplantation; Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures; Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Type 2 Diabetes; Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000; and Veterans and Agent Orange: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in the Children of Vietnam Veterans. Anna B. Staton, MPA, is a research assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Ms. Staton joined IOM in

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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002 December 1999 and has worked with the committees that produced No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000. Before joining IOM, she worked at the Baltimore Women's Health Study. Ms. Staton graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BA in visual arts (major) and women's studies (minor). She earned her MPA in nonprofit management at the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. Elizabeth J. Albrigo is 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 Institute and State University. She is involved with the IOM Committee on the Review of the USDA E. coli O157: H7 Farm-to-Table Process Risk Assessment and Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam. Joe A. Esparza is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Joe attended Columbia University in the City of New York 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 Joe was involved with the committees that produced Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs; and Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of US Agriculture. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002, is Joe's first report with IOM.