Environmental Epidemiology for Risk Assessment Committee

Mission Statement

The committee’s mission is to engage the epidemiology, exposure, and regulatory communities in discussing what risk assessors need from epidemiology studies to make informed decisions; discuss incentives and barriers to making epidemiology studies better adapted to risk assessment; and develop areas of consensus between risk assessors and epidemiologists, as well as identify a path forward to realize the full potential of epidemiology data in risk assessment.

Working Groups

  • Funding Focus Group

    This group aimed to (1) explore funding mechanisms to better understand funders’ priorities when funding research and (2) obtain insight from funding agencies on what might be needed to increase the impact of epidemiological research on human health risk assessment.

  • Focus Group Summary

    A publication summarizing the outcome of the the five focus group meetings held over the past two years is in development.

  • Webinar Series

    The committee is working to develop a webinar series to illustrate how epidemiological data can be used in human health risk assessment, and the key principles that will help increase the use of human data in this field.

HESI Staff

Leadership Team

  • David Miller, PhD

    US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Igor Burstyn, PhD

    Drexel University

  • Heidi Erickson, PhD

    Chevron

Committee Events

This year, HESI’s Environmental Epidemiology Committee is launching a webinar series to illustrate the critical role epidemiology can play in the field of quantitative risk assessment. Speakers will provide insight on how to best realize the full potential of human studies in risk assessment and regulatory decision-making and will feature ongoing efforts in this space.

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Committee Publications

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Environmental Epidemiology and Risk Assessment: Exploring a Path to Increased Confidence in Public Health Decision-Making

Throughout history, environmental epidemiology has proven crucial to identify certain threats to human health and to provide a basis for the development of life-saving public health policies. However, epidemiologists are facing challenges when studying tenuous threats such as environmental exposure to chemicals, whose ...

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