ACADEMIC COUNCILORS

Erin_HaynesErin 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.

photo of Lesliam Quiros-AlcalaLesliam Quiros-Alcala, Ph.D.

Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá is an Assistant Professor at the Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) at the School of Public Health in the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a Master of Science in Safety Engineering and Industrial Hygiene from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Quirós-Alcalá has been involved in exposure science research for over a decade with a focus in children’s environmental health and environmental exposures in highly vulnerable populations. She has worked in industry, government, and academia; and currently serves in the Scientific Advisory Board for the Children’s Environmental Health Network and in the Governor's Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities for the State of Maryland. Dr. Quirós-Alcalá has published and served as reviewer for Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and has presented multiple presentations at ISES meetings. She has been an ISES member since 2007 and has been actively engaged in planning efforts for Student and New Researchers (S/NRs) events at annual ISES conferences since 2008. Dr. Quirós-Alcalá previously served as ISES Student Councilor and Student and New Researchers Committee Chair for two consecutive years. In this capacity, she led efforts to develop workshops for S/NRs at annual conferences and to update the ISES website with information targeted at S/NRs, and in collaboration with other ISES members started a mentor program which has been highly successful and has provided guidance for S/NRs for over six years. Dr. Quirós-Alcalá also served as ISES Academic Councilor during the 2013-2014 period. 

Chris_SimpsonChristopher Simpson, Ph.D.
Christopher Simpson is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, where he directs the graduate program in Exposure Sciences. Dr. Simpson has worked in the field of exposure science for almost 20 years on research that involves applying state-of-the-art analytical chemistry techniques to understand and control human exposure to hazardous chemicals. He has a particular interest in biological monitoring of chemical exposures in both occupational and non-occupational settings, and has an active research program developing and validating biological markers of exposure to occupational and environmental contaminants including diesel exhaust, woodsmoke, organophosphorus pesticides and manganese. Dr. Simpson is a core faculty member in the NIOSH-supported Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center since at the University of Washington, and directs the Exposure Assessment, Biomarkers and Environmental Sensing facility core of the NIEHS-supported UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health.