BEST Board Members

Board Member Biographies  (click for pdf)


William H. Farland, Chair
Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President, and Professor, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

Praveen Amar

Independent Consultant

Richard A. Becker

Senior Toxicologist
American Chemistry Council

E. William Colglazier

Visiting Scientist
Center for Diplomacy
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dominic M. Di Toro
Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Delaware

David C. Dorman
Professor of Toxicology
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University

Charles T. Driscoll, Jr.

University Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Syracuse University

Anne Fairbrother

Exponent, Inc.   

Linda E. Greer

Senior Scientist
Natural Resources Defense Council

William E. Halperin
Professor and Chair
Department of Quantitative Methods
School of Public Health
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School

Steven P. Hamburg
Chief Scientist
Environmental Defense Fund

Robert A. Hiatt
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Director, Population Sciences and Deputy Director, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco

Philip K. Hopke
Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Center for Air Resources Engineering & Sciences
Clarkson University

Samuel Kacew
Professor of Pharmacology
McLaughlin Centre for Population Health
University of Ottawa

H. Scott Matthews
Research Director, Green Design Institute;
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and
Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas E. McKone
Adjunct Professor and Researcher
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Robert Perciasepe
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Mark A. Ratner

Co-Director, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN),
and Lawrence B. Dumas Distinguished University Professor
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University

Joan B. Rose
Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research
Fisheries and Wildlife Department
Michigan State University

Gina Solomon
Deputy Secretary for Science and Health
Office of the Secretary
California Environmental Protection Agency

Robert Sussman
Sussman and Associates

Deborah L. Swackhamer
Prof. and Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of Science,Technology and Public Policy; Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Water Resources Center
University of Minnesota

Peter Thorne
Professor and Head
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
The University of Iowa

Joyce S. Tsuji
Principal Scientist
Center for Toxicology & Mechanistic Biology
Exponent Environmental Group, Inc.