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James Keenan, PhD, MS, DABT, Senior Managing Health Scientist


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Location: Washington, DC





Dr. James J. Keenan board-certified toxicologist and Senior Managing Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk.  He has a wide range of experience including risk assessment, exposure assessment, and toxicology.  His doctoral research included indoor and outdoor exposure assessments of children and adults to pesticides, including large scale biomonitoring studies.  Additionally, Dr. Keenan has vast experience in designing and conducting laboratory and field studies concerning the environmental fate of chemicals indoors and outdoors.  Dr. Keenan has participated in research concerning perchlorate, nitrate, and nicotine exposure to the general public.  Furthermore, he has performed research and provided litigation support concerning exposure to lead, asbestos, diacetyl, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), dioxins/furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cadmium, copper, chromium, nickel and benzene. 


  • PhD, Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Riverside, CA, 2007
  • MS, Veterinary Medical Sciences, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 2003
  • BS, Animal and Poultry Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Society of Toxicology (SOT)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • International Society of Exposure Assessment (ISEA)

Awards/Professional Honors

  • Travel grant recipient. American Chemical Society, Agrochemicals Division, 2006
  • Carl Strom/Western Exterminators Scholarship for Urban Entomology, 2006
  • Mini grant recipient. Graduate Student Association, University of California, Riverside, 2006, 2005, 2004
  • Carl Strom/Western Exterminators Scholarship for Urban Entomology, 2005, 2004
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2003

Practice Areas

  • Crisis Management
  • Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction
  • Health and Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Product Sustainability
  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology


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Shannon Gaffney
Dana Hollins
James Keenan
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Dennis Paustenbach
Jennifer Pierce
Jennifer Sahmel
Paul Scott
Erin Shay Hynds
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Key Services

  • Human health and ecological risk assessments
  • Health-based clean-up criteria development
  • Risk evaluation of remedial alternatives
  • Probabilistic exposure assessments
  • Risk-based sampling design
  • Bioaccessibility studies
  • Exposure activity surveys, including creel-angler
  • Other site-specific applied risk research


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