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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 Appendix C Committee and Staff Biographies COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES David Tollerud, M.D., M.P.H. (Chairman), is Professor of Public Health, Medicine, and Community and Preventative Medicine, and Director of the Center for Environmental and Occupational Health at MCP Hahnemann University. He received his M.D. from Mayo Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as a Medical Staff Fellow in the Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute; Pulmonary Fellow at Brigham and Women's and Beth Israel Hospitals in Boston; Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati; and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the American Association of Immunologists, the Clinical Immunology Society, the American Public Health Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the editorial review board of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Michael Aminoff, M.D., is Professor of Neurology, Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories, and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic and the Epilepsy Program at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. He has published extensively on topics related to clinical neurology
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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 and neurophysiology, has authored or edited 15 textbooks, is on the editorial board of several medical and scientific journals, and is Editor of the journal Muscle & Nerve. Steven Goodman, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Oncology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics at Washington University, and received degrees in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in 1989 from Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently in the Oncology Center's Division of Biostatistics. As statistician for the Hopkins Oncology Center, General Clinical Research Center and Pediatric Clinical Research Unit, he has participated in the design and analysis of a wide range of clinical and epidemiologic studies. He has served as Statistical Editor at the Annals of Internal Medicine since 1987, and been on a variety of NIH committees. His research interests include meta-analysis, statistical inference, the ethics of clinical trials, and the use of likelihood and Bayesian methodology in clinical research. Robert F. Herrick, Sc.D., is a Lecturer on Industrial Hygiene at the Harvard School of Public Health. His educational background includes a BA degree in Chemistry from the College of Wooster, a MS in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Science in Industrial Hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. His research interests are centered on the assessment of exposure as a cause of occupational and environmental disease. He has conducted research on the development of methods to measure the biologically active characteristics of reactive aerosols, and on studies of work processes in the construction and foundry industries to develop task-based models to identify and control the primary sources of worker exposures. Dr. Herrick is Past Chair of the American Conference of Governmental Hygienists (ACGIH), and Past President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association. He is active in the Association's mentor program which facilitates training for occupational hygienists in industrializing countries. Prior to joining the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Herrick spent 17 years at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) where he conducted occupational health research. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of several professional societies, including the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), for which she hosted the 1994 Annual Meeting, and currently serves as Councillor. She also serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Epidemiology, Epidemiology, and
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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. She has published extensively on several topic areas, including risk assessment, occupationally related cancer, environmental exposures, reproductive outcomes, and methods for epidemiologic data analysis. Her primary research interests are in the area of environmental chemical exposures and their effects on pregnancy, young children, and other susceptible populations. She has also been involved in development of risk assessments using epidemiologic data, comparisons of reproductive toxicity and carcinogenic potency between animals and humans, and methodologic issues such as dose-response analysis and techniques for standardization. David G. Hoel, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has more than 25 years of experience as a biostatistician, toxicologist and environmental health researcher. Dr. Hoel currently holds the position of Distinguished University Professor and Associate Director of the Hollings Oncology Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Before joining the Medical University of South Carolina, he held administrative positions at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where he was most recently the Director of the Division of Biometry and Risk Assessment. Internationally, Dr. Hoel has been a member of the United States/Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program and also a member of numerous working groups of the International Agency for Cancer Research of the World Health Organization. Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow in medical genetics at the University of British Columbia from 1987 to 1989 and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, from 1989 to 1991. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Teratology Society. His major areas of interest include cancer and perinatal health in relation to environmental, occupational and genetic factors. He has a particular interest in male-mediated effects on abnormal reproduction and development. Trevor J. Orchard, MBBCh., MMSc., graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1974 and underwent further medical and epidemiological training at the university of Nottingham, gaining a Master of Medical Sciences (community health) degree in 1978. After a British Heart Foundation fellowship, he moved to the United States to work in the epidemiology department at the University of Pittsburgh, in 1979 where he is currently a professor of epidemiology, pediatrics, and medicine. His main interests have been in cardiovascular and diabetes epidemiology and the clinical management of lipid disorders.
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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 Howard Ozer, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University and Director of the Allegheny Cancer Center, Philadelphia. Prior to accepting this appointment, he served as Chair and Director of the Winship Cancer Center at Emory University and as a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina. Kenneth S. Ramos, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Vice-Chairman of the Faculty of Toxicology at Texas A&M University. He also holds joint appointments in the Departments of Medical Physiology and Environmental and Occupational Health at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ramos is a member of several professional societies, including the Society of Toxicology, Society for In Vitro Biology, American Society for Cell Biology, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He serves in the editorial boards of the Journal of Biochemical Toxicology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Toxicology In Vitro, American Journal of Physiology, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Chemico-Biological Interactions, and Cell Biology and Toxicology. His primary research interests are in the area of cellular and molecular toxicology with emphasis on the study of chemically induced deregulation of gene expression, cell differentiation, and somatic growth control. Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology and of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Environmental Health Sciences. He is also Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Autoimmune Diseases and of the 'Johns Hopkins Reference Laboratory. Dr. Rose directs the University's training program in immunotoxicology and is active as a consultant in immunotoxicology. He has also served on panels of the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Center for Toxicological Research, the National Research Council, and other governmental agencies. He is past-president of the Clinical Immunology Society and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology. Dr. Rose's main area of research is autoimmune disease. Susan Woskie, Ph.D., C.I.H., is Associate Professor in the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She holds a doctoral degree in biomedical science (industrial hygiene) from Clark University and a master's in environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research has focused on assessing exposures for epidemiological studies, including exposure assessments in the metalworking and semiconductor industries. She has also studied diesel exhaust exposures among railroad and construction workers, lead exposures in bridge painting, and silica exposures in construction. Dr.
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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 Woskie currently serves on the editorial review board of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal and is a scientific advisor on the NIOSH/NCI Lung Cancer Mortality Study of Diesel Exposure in Non-Metal Mines. STAFF Kathleen Stratton, Ph.D., is the Director of the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropharmacology of phencyclidine compounds at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and in neurophysiology of second-messenger systems at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she joined the staff of the Institute of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Stratton has worked on projects in environmental risk assessment, neurotoxicology, the organization of research and services in the Public Health Service, vaccine safety, fetal alcohol syndrome, and vaccine development. She has had primary responsibility for the reports Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines: Evidence Bearing on Causality, DPT Vaccine and Chronic Nervous System Dysfunction; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment; and Vaccines for the 21st Century: A Tool for Decisionmaking. David A. Butler, Ph.D., is a Senior Project Officer in the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. Prior to joining the IOM, Dr. Butler served as an analyst for the United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment and was Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Risk: Health, Safety & Environment. His research interests include exposure assessment and risk analysis. Sanjay S. Baliga, M.P.H., was a Research Associate in IOM's Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economic Development from Stanford University and an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. Before joining IOM, Mr. Baliga worked with the policy research group, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, and with the Naval consulting group, Designers and Planners, Inc., Arlington, VA. His interests focus on risk assessment and management in the context of sustainable development. James A. Bowers is a Research/Project Assistant in the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He re-
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Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1998 ceived his undergraduate degree in environmental studies from Binghamton University. He has also been involved with the IOM committees that produced Characterizing Exposure of Veterans to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides Used in Vietnam, and Adequacy of the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program: Nerve Agents.
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