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.

Miranda_LohMiranda Loh, Sc.D.

Miranda Loh is a Senior Scientist working in the Exposure Science Section of the Institute of Occupational Medicine’s (IOM’s) Research Division. Her work involves multi-media exposure field methods and modeling methods for environmental health studies. She has experience with a variety of research areas including volatile organic compounds and metals. Her work includes development of a risk ranking of hazardous air pollutants based on a probabilistic model of personal exposures in the United States, development of an indoor-outdoor-personal air quality model for health impact assessment in Europe, and assessment of community exposure to arsenic and metals near a contaminated mine waste Superfund site. She was also the principal investigator for the Metals Exposure Study in Homes (MESH), which examined exposure to metals in residents near a legacy mining site using both environmental and biomarker measurements, conducted through the University of Arizona’s Superfund Research Program. At IOM, she is developing a multi-stressor indoor and personal exposure assessment system that can be used in exposome studies to measure a suite of exposures in both children and adults. Dr. Loh has an MS and Sc.D. (2006) from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health. She then worked at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland. Prior to joining the IOM, Dr. Loh was assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the United States, where she maintains a faculty affiliation. She has been a member of ISES since 2004, and has served on the Distinguished Lecturer’s Committee, the Membership Committee, and the 2014 ISES annual conference technical organizing committee. She has published in several peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. She has also been an author for several of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality.

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.