Committee Membership Information

Study Title:

Potential Health Risks from Recurrent Lead Exposure to DOD Firing Range Personnel

Study Director:


Dr. David C. Dorman - (Chair)
North Carolina State University

David C. Dorman (Chair) is professor of toxicology in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at North Carolina State University. His research is directed towards understanding human health risks of environmentally relevant chemicals. It is primarily focused on the respiratory toxicology, neurotoxicology, and pharmacokinetics of environmental agents. He has served on several NRC committees; include serving as chair of the Committee on Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants and as a member of the Committee to Review the Draft IRIS Assessment on Formaldehyde. Dr. Dorman received his DVM from Colorado State University and his PhD in veterinary biosciences and toxicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and of the American Board of Toxicology, and a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.


Dr. Lauren Zeise
California Environmental Protection Agency

Lauren Zeise is chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch of the California Environmental Protection Agency???s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. She oversees or is otherwise involved in a variety of California???s risk assessment activities and the development of frameworks and methodologies for assessing toxicity, cumulative impact, nanotechnology, green chemistry/safer alternatives, and susceptible populations. She also is involved in the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program. Dr. Zeise was the 2008 recipient of the Society of Risk Analysis???s Outstanding Practitioners Award. She has served on advisory boards and committees of the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Technology Assessment, World Health Organization, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Zeise also has served on numerous NRC and IOM committees and boards. She is currently a member of the Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions and the Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology. She received her PhD from Harvard University.


Dr. Margit L. Bleecker
Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology

Margit L. Bleecker is director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore, Maryland. Her research interests are in clinical industrial neurotoxicology and occupational neurology. Dr. Bleecker was a member of the NRC Committee on Tetrachloroethylene and the IOM Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides. She received her PhD from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Dr. Bleecker is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Dr. Judith T. Zelikoff
New York University Medical Center

Judith T. Zelikoff is professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the New York University Medical Center. Her research interests are in immunotoxicity and reproductive and developmental toxicity associated with inhaled metal oxide nanomaterials, respirable particulate matter, and metal-bearing air pollution mixtures. She is on the NTP Board of Scientific Councilors and an active member of the Society of Toxicology; she was president of the Metals Specialty Section and of the Immunotoxicity Specialty Section, and currently serves on the Board of Councilors and is the secretary-elect of the society. Dr. Zelikoff is a former member of the NRC Committee on Spacecraft Exposure Guidelines. She received her MS in microbiology and PhD in experimental pathology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


Dr. Rose H. Goldman
Harvard School of Public Health

Rose H. Goldman is associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is an occupational and environmental medicine physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Her research interests are in neurotoxicity, metals, pediatric environmental health, and innovative education in environmental and occupational medicine. Dr. Goldman was a member of two IOM Committees on Gulf War and Health, which evaluated potential health effects from exposure to pesticides and Sarin, the NRC Committee on Handling and Disposal of Biohazards from the Laboratory, and the NRC Committee to Review the OMB Risk Assessment Bulletin. She received her MD from the Yale University School of Medicine and her MS and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Dr. Edward C. Bishop
Parsons Government Services

Edward C. Bishop is vice president at Parsons Government Services. He has diverse experience in the areas of industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, emergency response, and risk assessment. He had a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, where he held a number of positions, including senior bioenvironmental engineering program manager in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. In that position, he developed and managed occupational health, industrial hygiene, and environmental protection programs worldwide. Dr. Bishop has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels and Committee on Toxicological Risks to Deployed Military Personnel. He received his MS in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his PhD in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.


Dr. Sheryl A. Milz
University of Toledo

Sheryl A. Milz is chair and associate professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toledo, and is a certified industrial hygienist. Her research interests are in human exposure assessments, risk assessment, and environmental and occupational epidemiology. Before joining the university, she was an industrial hygienist and safety and occupational manager at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, where she gained experience evaluating firing ranges for lead exposure and ventilation requirements. Dr. Milz has been active in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). She was chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, and currently serves on the ACGIH Agricultural Safety and Health Committee. She received her MS in preventive medicine (epidemiology) from Ohio State University and her PhD in public health sciences (industrial hygiene) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dr. Brisa N. Sanchez
University of Michigan

Brisa N. Sanchez is assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research interests are in statistical methodology applicable to environmental and social epidemiology, and health disparities. Her methodological work involves developing robust fitting procedures and diagnostics for structural equation models and using these methods in applications to environmental health problems, such as in utero lead exposure and its effect on child development. Dr. Sanchez received her MS in statistics from the University of Texas at El Paso, and her MSc and PhD in biostatistics from Harvard University.


Dr. Joseph H. Graziano
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Joseph H. Graziano is professor of environmental health sciences and pharmacology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His research career has been devoted to understanding the consequences of exposure to metals, both on the molecular and population levels. Dr. Graziano???s past research was devoted to lead poisoning, which has contributed to understanding of the adverse effects of lead exposure on childhood development. More recently, his research is aimed at understanding the consequences of arsenic exposure on the Bangladeshi population, and on devising strategies to reduce toxicity. Dr. Graziano received his PhD from Rutgers University.


Dr. Brian S. Schwartz
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian S. Schwartz is professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also is co-director of the university???s Program on Global Sustainability and Health, and co-director of the Joint Geisinger-Johns Hopkins Environmental Health Institute. His research applies the methods of occupational, environmental, and molecular epidemiology to studying the health effects of chemicals. Health effects of interest include those in the central nervous (such as cognitive functioning, brain structure), peripheral nervous, cardiovascular, and renal systems. Much of his work has focused on the health effects of metals (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium) and organic compounds (such as polychlorinated biphenyls, hydrocarbon solvents). He is particularly interested in the importance of recent versus lifetime cumulative dose, the timing of the dose during the lifespan and its relation to health effects, and how these each contribute to acute, reversible health effects and chronic, likely irreversible health effects. Dr. Schwartz received his MD from Northwestern University and his MS in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine.


Dr. Sung Kyun Park
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Sung Kyun Park is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. His research interests are in the health effects of environmental exposures, such as air pollution, heavy metals (including lead, cadmium, and mercury), bisphenol-A, and noise, in aging populations. Health end points of interest are cardiovascular outcomes (hypertension, heart rate variability, homocysteine), lung function, and age-related disease (type-2 diabetes, hearing loss, osteoporosis, cataracts). Dr. Park received his MPH in environmental health from Seoul National University and his ScD in environmental epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Dr. Mark A. Roberts
Exponent, Inc.

Mark A. Roberts is a principal scientist and center director for Occupational and Environmental Heath at Exponent. He has a wide range of experiences in clinical occupational and environmental medicine, as well as epidemiological studies of health complaints in communities and industrial settings. His professional training also covers a broad spectrum from public health to corporate medicine. His 17 years of experience in the Oklahoma State Department of Health brings practical public health expertise. His corporate experience includes serving as corporate medical director of BP. Dr. Roberts received MD and MPH and PhD in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. He is licensed by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine.


Dr. Lisa M. Brosseau
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Lisa M. Brosseau is associate professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her research interests are in the performance of respiratory protection devices, aerosol measurement, filtration, and health and safety interventions. Dr. Brosseau is a former chair of ACGIH???s Chemical Substances Threshold Limit Value Committee and past-chair of the organization???s Board of Directors. She has been on several NRC committees, including the Committee on Full System Testing and Evaluation of Personal Protection Equipment Ensembles in Simulated Chemical and Biological Warfare Environments. She received her MS and ScD in industrial hygiene from Harvard University, and is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.