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.

Sonja SaxSonja Sax, Sc.D. 

Sonja Sax is an environmental health scientist with over 15 years of experience in exposure assessment and health risk assessment, specializing in airborne gases and particles. She works for Ramboll Environ, a global consulting company addressing environmental, health, and societal issues. She has been involved in the investigation of indoor and outdoor air quality problems, managed several large projects, conducted critical evaluations of toxicology and epidemiology studies, and aided in the preparation of technical and expert reports. She has authored and co-authored several publications related to her consulting and research work, presented at research conferences, and testified before Scientific Panels, including the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC). Dr. Sax received her Master of Science degree and her Doctorate degree in Environmental Health from Harvard University, Harvard School of Public Health (now the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). She has been a member of ISES since 1997, has presented at several ISES meetings, and published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

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.