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Project Title: Acute Exposure Guidelines for Chloroformates

PIN: DELS-BEST-15-01        

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology


Boyle, Elizabeth

Subject/Focus Area:  Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   01/11/2016

Dr. George M. Rusch - (Chair)
Honeywell Inc.

George Rusch is a Senior Scientist at Risk Assessment and Toxicology Services. He is an expert on the toxicology of fluorocarbon refrigerants, foam blowing agents and solvents and he has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and the European Chemical Authority in the approval and registration of new chemical products. He previously served as the chair of the EPA’s National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances and has served on the following NRC committees: the Committee on Toxicology, the Committee on Assessment of Fire Suppression Substitutes and Alternatives to Halon, and the Subcommittee on Iodotrifluoromethane: Toxicological Review. He has served on other advisory boards for the EPA, DOE, and USDA. He is currently an elected fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He received his PhD from Adelphi University.

Dr. Richard A. Becker
American Chemistry Council

Richard A. Becker is a Senior Toxicologist at the American Chemistry Council, focusing on emerging health risk science issues, including advanced molecular screening methods in toxicity evaluation and risk assessment, human biomonitoring, sensitive subpopulations, endocrine screening and testing and alternative test methods. He was a toxicology study director for NTP and NCI sponsored toxicity studies at SRI International (1985-1987), and then served as a senior scientist with the State of California from 1987 to 1999. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Becker currently supports the Academies as a member of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Dr. Becker received his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California Irvine. He also received post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Dr. Roberta L. Grant
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Roberta Grant is a retired toxicologist at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality where she managed staff conducting toxicological evaluations of air permit applications, monitoring projects, risk assessments, and toxicity assessments to develop acute and chronic inhalation toxicity factors. Dr. Grant has developed inhalation acute and chronic toxicity factors for several chemicals: 1,3-butadiene, three butene isomers, methacrolein, 4-vinylcyclohexene, crotonaldehyde, pentene isomers, crystalline silica, nickel compounds, and arsenic compounds. She has served on EPA’s National Advisory Committee for Developing Acute Exposure Guideline Levels and on three Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panels. Dr. Grant served on the NRC Committee to Review California's Risk Assessment Process for Pesticides. Dr. Grant received a PhD in toxicology from the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Jacob D. McDonald
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Jacob McDonald is a scientist and director of the Chemistry and Inhalation Exposure Program at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. He conducts research that bridges his education and experience in analytical chemistry, aerosol science, and toxicology. Dr. McDonald has experience in the aerosolization and vaporization of gases and particles for a wide range of applications. He has an interest in developing laboratory exposures that represent “real world” conditions, and conducting characterizations of these exposures that allow toxicity results to be placed in the context of human exposures to entire environmental pollutants or drug products. His work spans the study of complex mixtures, respiratory drug delivery, animal model development, and metabolism in mammals. Dr. McDonald served on the NRC Committee to Review the Army’s Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Project Report and the IOM Committee on the Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned a PhD in environmental chemistry and toxicology from the University of Nevada.

Dr. Nu-May Ruby Reed
California Environmental Protection Agency [Retired]

Nu-May Ruby Reed is a retired toxicologist with the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Pesticide Regulation, where she led risk-assessment issues in the Health Assessment Section. Her research interests are in evaluating health risks and developing risk assessment guidelines for pesticides. She has been on several Cal/EPA working groups that initiate, research, and revise risk-assessment guidelines and policies. Dr. Reed represented her department in task forces on community concerns and emergency response, risk-management guidance, and public education. She taught health risk assessment at the University of California, Davis for more than 15 years. Dr. Reed served on the NRC Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, on the Standing Committee on Risk Analysis Issues and Reviews, and on the Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.