Shoji F. Nakayama, MD, PhD

Dr Shoji Nakayama is an MD and holds PhD in public health. His expertise is in exposure science, especially in children’s exposure. He is certified as a Public Health Specialist/Supervisor by Japan Board of Public Health and Social Medicine. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

In 2005, Dr Nakayama was invited to the U.S. EPA and worked on exposure research on perfluorinated substances. In 2009, he moved to EPA’s engineering laboratory to help risk management of the emerging contaminants. Then in 2011, Dr Nakayama joined the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan. Currently he is Head of the Exposure Dynamic Research Section as well as Adjunct Professor of the University of Tsukuba, Japan and Mahidol University, Thailand.

Dr Nakayama is a lead exposure scientist for the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS), which is a longitudinal birth cohort study involving 100,000 mothers and children. He is devoted to human biomonitoring research including method development for contaminants of emerging concern. He collaborates with US, Canada, EU and Asian researchers to advance and promote children’s environmental health research.


Andre Conrad, Ph.D.

André Conrad is Environmental Engineer and Senior Scientist with the German UBA. Since 2013 he is Deputy Head of the UBA section II 1.2, Toxicology, Health Related Environmental Monitoring. His main responsibilities are statistical data processing and evaluation as well as management of research projects. Currently, he is co-principal investigator of the German Environmental Survey (GerES). His main research interest is the further development of human biomonitoring for a better assessment of environmental health risks and support of policy-making. 

He participated in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre Project on Establishment of Default Values for Consumer Exposure Assessment Purposes from 2008-2009 and was member of the WHO/Europe working group on the harmonization of methods for assessment of environmental health policies. He is co-speaker of the working group on environmental medicine, exposure and risk assessment of the German Epidemiological Society, the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometrics, and Epidemiology and the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention. Since 2015 member of the Environment and Child Health International Group (ECHIG). Starting in 2018, he supports the exposure science strategy building process of the ISES Europe Regional Chapter.


Annie St-Amand