ACADEMIC COUNCILORS

Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS.

Dr. Haynes is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. She received her Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and Doctorate in Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She has been conducting community-engaged environmental health research in Appalachia for over a decade. Her primary research interest is to conduct cross-cutting, multidisciplinary environmental health research with residents or workers exposed to environmental toxicants, such as metals, particularly manganese and lead, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds. She has developed strong community-based partnerships to increase public engagement in research and knowledge of environmental toxicants that threaten public health. She is the Director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core within the NIEHS Environmental Health Center and Director of Clinical and Translational Research training at UC and a Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core within the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training in Cincinnati.

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Juan P. Ramos-Bonilla, PhD 

Paul Scheepers, M.Sc, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul T.J. Scheepers is Associate Professor at the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He earned his M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (with honors) from Wageningen University and a Ph.D. in Toxicology at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. He is leading the research group Risk Assessment and Molecular Epidemiology and is head of the Research Lab Molecular Epidemiology. His primary research focus has been on human biological monitoring and its applications in human health risk assessment. New applications for biomonitoring were developed in the areas of occupational and environmental health, consumer safety and biomonitoring following chemical incidents. He is involved as an independent expert of committees on pesticides, emerging risks, chemical incidents and he supports rapid risk assessments for the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission and collaborates with WHO and ILO, mainly on exposure and risk assessments.