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Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Rhodes R. Trussell (NAE), Chair, is the founder of environmental, and occupational medicine; respiratory diseases; epidemiology; human health risk assessment; Trussell Technologies, Inc. Previously he was the lead and risk communication. His research interests include drinking water technologist at Montgomery Watson disease surveillance, risk assessment, health hazards of Harza, Inc. He is recognized worldwide as an author- Great Lakes sport-fish consumption, arsenic in drink- ity in methods and criteria for water quality and the ing water, asbestos disease, and occupational fatalities development of advanced processes for treating water and injuries. He is certified by the American Board of or wastewater to achieve the highest standards. He Preventive Medicine with a subspecialty in occupa- has worked on the process design for dozens of treat- tional and environmental medicine and is a fellow of ment plants, ranging from less than 1 to more than the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Anderson 900 MGD in capacity and has experience with virtu- is chair of the Board of Scientific Councilors of the ally every physiochemical process and most biological National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health processes as well. He has a special interest in emerg- and serves on the EPA Children’s Health Protection ing water quality problems and reuse. Dr. Trussell is Advisory Committee. He has served on several NRC a member of the National Academy of Engineering committees, including the Division on Earth and Life and has served for more than 10 years on the U.S. Studies Committee, the Committee on Toxicity Test- Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Science ing and Assessment of Environmental Agents, and Advisory Board. He also served as chair of the Water the Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Science and Technology Board and has been a member Content in Nursing Practice. Dr. Anderson received of numerous National Research Council (NRC) com- his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin Medical mittees, including the Committee on the Evaluation of School. the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water and the Committee on Indica- Edmund G. Archuleta is the manager of the El Paso tors for Waterborne Pathogens. Dr. Trussell has a B.S., Water Utilities Public Service Board, a role he has M.S., and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from served in for nearly 20 years. He is responsible for all the University of California, Berkeley. aspects of water, wastewater, reclaimed water service, Henry A. Anderson is chief medical officer and state and stormwater to the greater El Paso metropolitan area. Mr. Archuleta is a past chairman of the American epidemiologist for occupational and environmental Water Works Association Research Foundation, and health in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health current Trustee of the Association of Metropolitan and adjunct professor of population health at the Water Agencies. He serves as chairman of the Multi- University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. An- State Salinity Coalition and, in 2006, was appointed by derson’s expertise includes public health; preventive, 259
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260 APPENDIX E President George W. Bush to the National Infrastruc- and engineered systems, performance modeling and ture Advisory Council. He is a registered professional optimized operation of energy-efficient membranes, engineer. Mr. Archuleta earned his B.S. and M.S. and beneficial reuse of produced water during natural degrees in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State gas exploration. Dr. Drewes received his B.S., M.S. and University and a Master’s of Management degree from Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Techni- the University of New Mexico. cal University of Berlin, Germany. James Crook is an independent consultant on water Denise D. Fort is a member of the faculty at the and environmental issues. He is an environmental en- University of New Mexico’s School of Law. She has gineer with 40 years of experience in state government 25 years of experience in environmental and natural and consulting engineering arenas, serving public and resources law. She served as chair of the Western Water private sectors in the United States and abroad. He Policy Review Advisory Commission, a presidential has authored more than 100 publications and is an commission that prepared a report on western water internationally recognized expert in water reclamation policy concerns. In earlier positions, she served as and reuse. Previously, he spent 15 years directing the director of New Mexico’s Environmental Improve- California Department of Health Services’ water reuse ment Division, as a staff representative to the National program and developed California’s first comprehensive Governors Association, as an environmental attorney, water reuse criteria. He was the principal author of the and in other capacities concerned with environmental Guidelines for Water Reuse, published by the EPA and and natural resource matters. She has served on the the U.S. Agency for International Development. His Water Science and Technology Board and numerous honors include selection as the American Academy of NRC committees, including the Committee on Sus- Environmental Engineers’ 2002 Kappe Lecturer. He tainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water. served as chair of the Committee on the Evaluation of She received her B.A. from St. John’s College and her the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s School with Reclaimed Water. Dr. Crook received a B.S. in of Law. civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts Charles N. Haas is the Betz Chair Professor of Envi- at Amherst, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati. ronmental Engineering at Drexel University. His areas of research involve microbial and chemical risk assess- Jörg E. Drewes is a Professor of Civil and Environ- ment, industrial wastewater treatment, waste recovery, mental Engineering and Director of Research for the and modeling wastewater disinfection and chemical NSF Engineering Research Center “Reinventing the fate and transport. He was one of the first scientists to Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt).” examine dose-response datasets for microbial agents He also serves as associate director of the Advanced spread through environmental means and to imple- Water Technology Center (AQWATEC) at the Colo- ment a quantitative risk framework. Dr. Haas is also rado School of Mines. Dr. Drewes also holds an the codirector of the Center for Advancing Microbial Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Risk Assessment, funded by the Department of Home- New South Wales, Sydney and a Visiting Professor land Security and EPA. Dr. Haas has been a member appointment at the King Abdullah University of Sci- of several NRC committees, including a committee ence and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Drewes has to define “how clean is safe” following cleanup from been actively involved in research in the area of water a bioterrorist event and the Committee on the Evalu- treatment and non-potable and potable water reuse ation of the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water for more than nineteen years. Dr. Drewes’ research Supplies with Reclaimed Water. He is also a member interests include water treatment and potable reuse, of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Haas design and operation of managed aquifer recharge received his B.S. in biology and M.S. in environmental (MAR) system, monitoring strategies for bulk organic engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and carbon and emerging trace organic chemicals in natural
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261 APPENDIX E his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Uni- tion Desalination Guideline Development Commit- versity of Illinois. tee. Dr. Jiang received her B.S. in biochemistry from Nankai University in China, and her M.S. and Ph.D. Brent M. Haddad is the founder and director of the in marine science at the University of South Florida. Center for Integrated Water Research and a professor David L. Sedlak is Professor of Civil and Environmen- of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on freshwater policy tal Engineering at the University of California, Berke- and management, including urban water management ley where he is also the co-Director of the Berkeley strategies, utility-stakeholder communications (includ- Water Center and the Deputy Director of the National ing risk communication and public perception), and Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center on long-range planning, and he has published research Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure analyzing public responses to water reuse projects. Dr. (ReNUWIt). His areas of research interest include Haddad serves as a member of the Research Advisory analytical methods for measuring organic compounds Committee of the WateReuse Foundation, on the in water, fate of chemical contaminants in water re- Editorial Board of Environmental Management, and as cycling systems,environmental photochemistry, and a consultant for numerous public- and private-sector ecological engineering. He has received several notable clients. He received a B.A from Stanford University, awards including the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award an M.A in international relations from Georgetown in 2003, Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Water University, an M.B.A in business and public policy, Quality Engineering in 2003 and the NSF CAREER and a Ph.D. in energy and resources from University Award in 1997. Dr. Sedlak received a B.S. degree in of California, Berkeley. Environmental Science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. degree in Water Chemistry from the University Duane B. Huggett is Assistant Professor in the De- of Wisconsin in Madison. partment of Biology at the University of North Texas. Shane A. Snyder is a professor in the College of En- Previously, Dr. Huggett worked as a research scientist with Pfizer Global Research and Development. Dr. gineering at the University of Arizona. He is also the Hugget’s research interests include environmental codirector of the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging toxicology, bioconcentration and bioaccumulation of Contaminants. Dr. Snyder’s research focuses on the contaminants, and ecopharmacology and physiology. identification, fate, and health relevance of emerging Recent research has focused on the bioconcentration water pollutants. Prior to this appointment, he was and toxicology of select pharmaceuticals in fish. Dr. Research and Development Project Manager at the Huggett received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas. Dr. V irginia Polytechnic and State University, and he Snyder has served on EPA advisory committees on earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and the Pharmacology and Toxicology, respectively, from the Third Contaminant Candidate List. He has also served University of Mississippi. on two California Chemicals of Emerging Concern Expert Panels. Dr. Snyder is a visiting professor at Sunny Jiang is associate professor at the University the National University of Singapore where he leads of California, Irvine in the Department of Civil and research on water reuse technologies and implications Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on for public health. He received a bachelor’s degree in water quality microbiology, microbial ecology, and epi- chemistry from Thiel College in Pennsylvania and a demiology of exposure to recreational waters, and she dual Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and zoology specializes in the application of biotechnology tools for from Michigan State University. assessment and detection of microbial pathogens in the Margaret H. Whittaker is the chief toxicologist and aquatic environment. She has served on the American Water Works Association Research Foundation Project president of ToxServices, where she serves as the project Advisory Committee and the World Health Organiza- manager and technical lead of ToxServices projects. In
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262 APPENDIX E addition to her extensive program management experi- and sanitation systems for the rapidly growing cities ence, Dr. Whittaker has extensive technical experience of Asia. Dr. Whittington received his A.B. at Brown in hazard identification and noncancer and cancer University, his M.P.A. at the University of Texas, his dose-response assessment, including quantitative risk M.Sc. at the London School of Economics and Politi- assessment (e.g., benchmark dose modeling for both cal Science, and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas. carcinogens and noncarcinogens). She has worked at two of the country’s leading toxicology and risk assess- STAFF ment consulting firms (the ENVIRON Corporation Stephanie E. Johnson, study director, is a senior pro- and the Weinberg Group). Dr. Whittaker has over a decade of experience evaluating health hazards and gram officer with the Water Science and Technology quantitating human health risks for low-level con- Board. Since joining the NRC in 2002, she has served taminants in drinking water, pharmaceuticals, medical as study director for twelve studies on topics such as devices, cosmetics, and food additives. She is a Diplo- desalination, water security, Chesapeake Bay nutrient mat of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.). management, and Everglades restoration progress. Dr. Whittaker earned a Ph.D. in toxicology from the She has also worked on NRC studies on contaminant University of Maryland, Baltimore, and an M.P.H. in source remediation, the disposal of coal combustion environmental health from the University of Michigan. wastes, and coalbed methane production. Dr. Johnson received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in chemistry Dale Whittington is professor of environmental sci- and geology and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in environmental ences and engineering, city and regional planning, sciences from the University of Virginia. and public policy at the University of North Carolina, Sarah E. Brennan is a senior program assistant with Chapel Hill. Since 1986, he has worked for the World Bank and other international agencies on the develop- the Water Science and Technology Board. Since join- ment and application of techniques for estimating the ing the NRC in 2010, she has worked on five projects economic value of environmental resources in devel- including Everglades restoration progress, U.S. Army oping countries, with a particular focus on water and Corps of Engineers’ water resources, and water and en- sanitation and vaccine policy issues. Dr. Whittington vironmental management in the California Bay Delta. has published extensively on cost-benefit analysis, en- Before joining WSTB, Ms. Brennan was a Peace Corps vironmental economics, and water resources planning Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. She received her and policy in developing countries. His current research B.S. in International Development from Susquehanna interests include the development of planning ap- University. proaches and methods for the design of improved water