PRIVATE SECTOR COUNCILORS

Robin_DodsonRobin Dodson, Sc.D. 

I am excited to be running for Private Sector Councilor on the ISES Board.  I value the role ISES plays in the professional careers of exposure scientists through networking, open scientific dialogue, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and annual conferences.  I will promote and support the Society as we maintain and expand our influence on and relevance in the environmental health sciences field. I am a Research Scientist at Silent Spring Institute, a nonprofit research organization focused on women’s health and the environment. My current research focuses on developing novel exposure measurements for epidemiological and community-based studies, analyzing environmental exposure data, with particular emphasis on semivolatile organic compounds such as phthalates and flame retardant chemicals, and intervention studies aimed at reducing chemical exposures. I came to Silent Spring in 2007 as a postdoctoral research fellow after completing my doctorate in Environmental Health and masters in Environmental Science and Risk Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Chan. I joined ISES in 2004 as a graduate student and have been an active member of the Society since. I served as a Councilor on the Board in 2011-2014 and have been a member of technical organizing committees and the student/new researcher committee. I am committed to ISES.

Karen S. Galea, PhD

Dr. Karen Galea, Section Head Exposure Science, IOM, Edinburgh, UK. Karen has over 18 years research and consultancy experience in human exposure assessment. She has been actively involved in a wide variety of research projects which currently include improving exposure assessment methodologies use in pesticide epidemiological studies, characterization of aerosols in various working environments, application of the exposome concept in the oil and gas industry and the use of biomonitoring  methods. She has held a voluntary role for a number of professional societies. These include membership of the ISES 2015, IOHA 2015 and several annual UK BOHS conference-organizing committees and is one of the founding members of the UK & Ireland annual one day Occupational and Exposure Science meetings. In addition, she is a member of the BSI ‘EH/002/02 Work place atmospheres’ and ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 8 "Assessment of contamination of skin and surfaces from airborne chemicals" committees.

Jonathan_ThornburgJonathan Thornburg, Ph.D.

Dr. Thornburg has a Ph.D. in Aerosol Physics and Engineering from the University of North Carolina with over 19 years of experience in aerosol exposure studies and indoor air quality. His expertise is in understanding the sources, transport mechanisms, and environmental factors that determine the concentration and temporal variability of a person’s exposure to particulate matter, trace organics, and inorganic gases. He currently leads the aerosol exposure and technology research program at RTI International. His current research interest is developing integrated exposure measurement techniques by combining novel exposure measurement metrics with exposure models and machine learning to better correlate exposures and adverse health outcomes.