gram of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was also principal investigator of the Consortium of Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation. Dr. Goldstein was assistant administrator for research and development, Environmental Protection Agency, 1983–1985. His past activities include member and chairman of the NIH Toxicology Study Section and EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Role of the Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the National Research Council Committees on Biomarkers in Environmental Health Research and Risk Assessment Methodology and the Industry Panel of the World Health Organization Commission on Health and Environment. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, where he has chaired the Section on Public, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology.

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David A. Feary is a senior program officer with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council. He earned his Ph.D. at the Australian National University before spending 15 years as a research scientist working on continental margin evolution in the marine program at the Australian Geological Survey Organisation. During this time he participated in numerous research cruises—many as chief or co-chief scientist—and most recently was co-chief scientist for the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 182. His research activities have focused on the role of climate as a primary control on carbonate reef formation and developing an improved understanding of cool-water carbonate depositional processes.


Christine M. Coussens is a program officer with the Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine. Currently, she is study director of the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine—a neutral environment for key stakeholders in environmental health to gather and discuss areas of mutual concern. She received her Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a concentration in neuroscience from Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine/Kent State University. As a research fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, she coauthored numerous papers on synaptic plasticity and learning and memory. Since joining the IOM, she has worked on reports analyzing national formulary system of the Department of Veterans Affairs and nervous systems disorders in developing countries.


Caetlin M. Ofiesh is a research associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council. Since graduating from



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