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Marisa Kreider, PhD, DABT, Senior Managing Health Scientist

Kreider Marisa

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA





Dr. Kreider is a Senior Managing Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk where she serves primarily as a toxicologist. She has managed a variety of project types, including reviewing of toxicological literature for a variety of chemical types (including materials in tire manufacture, VOCs, automobile exhausts, and particulate matter, etc.); designing, managing and interpreting toxicity studies; conducting or critiquing dose response assessments for chemicals or particulate; and conducting quantitative or qualitative risk assessments of consumer products.   In addition, she has assisted in a variety of other project types, including industrial hygiene, exposure and risk assessment, and has been involved in litigation support for a variety of toxic tort cases. Most recently, Dr. Kreider has developed an expertise in nanomaterials hazard and exposure assessment, with a particular focus on methods for sampling nanomaterials in complicated industrial environments.  Dr. Kreider received her Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University, where her thesis evaluated the developmental neurotoxicity of pharmacotherapies used in the treatment of preterm labor.


  • PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Integrated Toxicology Program, Duke University, 2005
  • BS, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Professional Association

  • Society of Toxicology, 2011

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Awarded 2014 Best Published Paper Regarding Medical Devices for Toxicology-based cancer causation analysis of CoCr-containing hip implants: a quantitative assessment of genotoxicity and tumorigenicity studies (J Appl Tox. 34(9):939-967).  Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section – Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2015. 

Practice Areas

    • 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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