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Amanda Burns, MSPH, Managing Health Scientist


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Location: Brooklyn, NY





Ms. Amanda Burns is a Managing Health Scientist and Regional Unit Manager with ten years of consulting and project management experience. Her principal areas of training and expertise include toxicology, occupational and environmental exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, and human health risk assessment. In addition to her consulting experience, Amanda has seven years of experience in molecular toxicology/biology. Her graduate work and master’s thesis focused on a class of compounds known as peroxisome proliferators that are known to induce liver tumors in rodents. Her consulting and project experience includes conducting quantitative exposure and dose assessments as well as assessing risk to communities and workers from chemicals such as benzene, asbestos, pesticides, and metals. In addition, she has significant experience conducting on-site baseline exposure assessments at oil and gas facilities. Ms. Burns has authored and/or co-authored over 25 published articles and abstracts on the topics of asbestos, benzene, nanoparticles and peroxisome proliferators.


  • MSPH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007)
    • Minor, Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007)
  • BS, Biology, Pennsylvania State University, (2001)

Professional Association

  • Society of Toxicology

Practice Areas

  • Computational Modeling and Statistical Services
  • Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction
  • Nanotechnology
  • Regulatory Support
  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology


Amanda Burns
John Henshaw
Denise Hill
Marisa Kreider
Julie Panko
Dennis Paustenbach
Jennifer Sahmel
Ken Unice

Key Services

  • Preparing regulatory compliance strategies
  • Managing regulatory and stakeholder communications / comment letters
  • Working with governmental agencies to ensure regulations based on sound science
  • Performing regulatory risk and exposure assessment reviews
  • Designing studies to address data gaps identified in regulatory reviews
  • Conducting quality assurance audits
  • Organizing peer review or expert consultations
  • Developing training programs tailored to specific needs
  • Preparing Chemical Safety Assessments (CSAs)


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·         Heather Avens

·         Amanda Burns

·         Megan Glynn

·         Matt Ground

·         Matt Le

·         Chris Ronk

·         Paul Scott

·         Ken Unice