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Julie Panko

Ms. Panko is a Senior Principal Health Scientist with the consulting firm Cardno ChemRisk.  She has more than 25 years of experience in conducting and managing a wide variety of environmental health risk assessments and is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH).  A large portion of her practice is dedicated to the evaluation of chemical risks from industrial, commercial and consumer products.  Some of these have included product lines such as paints and coatings, adhesives, automotive parts, arts and crafts, beauty care, and many industrial process chemicals. Ms. Panko has expertise in quantitative exposure assessment, human health risk assessment, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality.  She has completed quantitative exposure assessments and risk assessments for consumer products and environmental contaminants involving benzene, toluene, xylene, acetone, TCE, dioxin, PCBs, a wide variety of metals, PAHs and PFOA.  Ms. Panko and her colleagues at Cardno ChemRisk (formerly ChemRisk, LLC) are pioneering the use of chemical footprinting as a tool to evaluate chemical risks associated with a product throughout its lifecycle, and provide a transparent and scientific method for evaluating chemical substitutes.

Marisa Kreider

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.

Ellen Phelps Donovan

Ms. Donovan is a Senior Managing Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk.  Her primary training and areas of expertise include risk assessment, toxicology, statistical analysis, and environmental and occupational epidemiology.  She has conducted statistical analyses of data involving health outcomes due to environmental exposures, as well as historical data collected from industrial hygiene programs and occupational medical surveillance programs.  Ms. Donovan has been involved in characterizing the risk associated with exposure to a variety of chemicals, including trichloroethylene, n-nitrosodimethylamine (NMDA), cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, PCBs, PCDD/Fs, arsenic, mercury, perchlorate, naphthalene, beryllium, asbestos, and silica.  She has also investigated the health risks associated with pathogen exposures in environmental and occupational settings.  In addition to her environmental health training, Ms. Donovan has over five years experience in biomedical research and molecular biology.  She has worked on projects related to prion diseases, the role of programmed cell death in thyroid disease, X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, and contributed to the development of compounds to be used as a countermeasure for biological warfare.

Paul Scott

Mr. Paul Scott is a Managing Health Scientist with 25 years of experience applying statistics, exposure assessment methods, and fate and transport modeling in the areas of environmental forensics, epidemiology, toxicology, occupational health, and human health and ecological risk assessment. He has extensive experience with environmental issues associated with hexavalent chromium, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs), and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), such as, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

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