GOVERNMENT COUNCILORS

photo of Brian CurwinBrian Curwin, Ph.D.

Brian Curwin has worked in the field of exposure assessment for over 20 years. Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Branch Chief of the Industrywide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He has conducted several studies assessing occupational exposure to pesticides, including investigations of take-home pesticide exposure among farmers and their families, and pesticide exposure among tobacco harvesters; to nano-sized metal oxide particles in manufacturing; and to diacetyl and other chemicals in the flavoring and food production industries. Currently, he is the principle investigator of a study assessing exposure to pesticides among sugarcane workers in Central America. Prior to coming to NIOSH in April 2000, Dr. Curwin worked as a regulatory scientist for 5 years conducting occupational pesticide exposure assessments for the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada. Dr. Curwin received a Master of Science degree in occupational health from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1994 and his Doctorate degree in exposure assessment from Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands in 2006. He has presented at numerous ISES conferences, and has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.  Dr. Curwin has received the U.S. Civil Service Special Act Award (2002), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service (2002), the Treasury Board of Canada Award of Excellence (1999) and the Health Canada Departmental Award of Merit (1998). He has also been nominated for the Charles C. Sheppard Science Award for Outstanding Peer Reviewed Research Papers (2003) and received an Alice Hamilton Award honorable mention for Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health (2007), and a Bullard-Sherwood Award for Research to Practice, Knowledge Category (2011). Dr. Curwin has been an active member of ISES since 1997. He was a councilor representing the government sector on the ISES board 2009-2011, was the chair of the ISES board Nominations Committee from 2010-2015, was on the technical organizing committee for ISES 2011, 2014, 2015 annual meetings, and was the co-chair of ISES 2012 annual meeting.

Pertti (Bert) HakkinenPertti (Bert) Hakkinen, Ph.D.

I joined ISEA almost as soon as it started in the 1980’s and have continued to have a strong interest in exposure science as my career has progressed. This includes working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S., at the Procter & Gamble Company in the U.S. and Japan, at the European Commission in Italy, and now at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Exposure assessors and others internationally need to be able to find, access, learn how to use, and communicate exposure-related information. I keep this in mind during my involvement in enhancing and developing databases, co-authoring publications such as recent ones on a) Exploring Global Exposure Factors Resources for Use in Consumer Exposure Assessments and b) New Studies About Everyday Types of Chemical Exposures: What Readers Should Consider, and in my teaching efforts. As a Councilor, I will seek to enhance the efforts of this Society to have its members be able to find, access, learn how to use, and communicate exposure-related information. I am the Acting Head of the Office of Clinical Toxicology in the Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. My job includes providing leadership in the development of new resources in exposure science, toxicology, risk assessment, and risk communication, and enhancements to existing resources in these fields. In addition, I am the project leader for the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) tool. Also, I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda and a co-leader of the Environmental Health Sciences graduate level course offered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the NIH. I earned a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received a Ph.D. in Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, San Francisco. I am also a member of the Society of Toxicology and a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis.   

photo of Marsha MorganMarsha Morgan, Ph.D.

Dr. Morgan is currently a Research Environmental Health Scientist in the US EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory in RTP, NC. She earned her Ph.D. in Animal Science-Environmental Toxicology (dual degree) from Michigan State University in 1998 and a M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences, specializing in solid and hazardous waste management, in 1994. Her primary research focus has been quantitatively assessing children’s and adults’ exposures to pesticides and to other chemicals (e.g., bisphenol A) in their everyday environments such as homes and/or child care centers.