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 Expert  724073

Expert in Toxicology, Cyanide, Toxic Metals, Environmental Health, Risk Assessment


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is a physician specializing in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have developed injuries or illness as a result of chemical, physical or biological agents. She is Board Certified in: Toxicology – through the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and by the American Board of Medical Toxicology. Preventive Medicine (with subspecialty certification in both Medical and Environmental Toxicology and Occupational Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine). Pathology (with subspecialty certification in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology through the American Board of Pathology) She provides clinical evaluations and treatment, including epidemiology and site assessments, of individual patients and populations with suspected illness secondary to workplace or environmental chemical or biological exposures.

She also provides consulting services for industry, unions, government, legal groups and attorneys and public interest groups. These services include: Permitting issues, Risk Communication at Public Hearings and Regulatory Review, Development of Medical Monitoring Programs, Compliance with Monitoring Programs Forensic consultations, Site visits, Literature reviews, Scientific Presentations, Medical examinations, Medical Reports. Her areas of expertise include Medical Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacology and Forensic Toxicology. Expert has been in private practice for over 25 years after receiving training at Jefferson Medical College, Stanford, Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of California San Francisco, the California Poison Control Center and the National Institute of Health. She has consulted for OSHA, EPA, the California Poison Control Center, NIOSH and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, among others. She is the author of 20 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She has been doing consulting work for the past 25 years for industry, unions, public interest organizations, government and academia. Her areas of particular interest include the mining, oil and gas sectors, including hard rock, coal and uranium mining. She is experienced with the permitting process, specializing in environmental risk communication and occupational/environmental hazards such as exposure to mercury, arsenic, lead, cyanide, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, chromium, and benzene. She has also been providing forensic consultations for attorneys for the past 25 years, testifying in criminal and civil cases. During this time she has given over 200 depositions and appeared in at least 22 trials in courts all over the United States. She testifies for both the State and Defendant in criminal matters and Plaintiff and Defense in civil matters. Expert is licensed in CA. She does consulting work in all states.

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1-bromo-4-phenyoxy benzene environmental effect

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air pollutant

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air toxic chemical

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air-pollutant environmental effect

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air-pollutant human health effect

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air-quality assessment

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applied toxicology

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arsenic environmental effect

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automotive emission control

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benzene environmental effect

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carbon dioxide sensor

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carbon monoxide detector

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chemical toxicology

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clinical pathology

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clinical toxicology

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diesel engine exhaust

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emerging pathogen

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environmental toxicology

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forest pathology

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heavy metal toxicity

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industrial chemical toxicology

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industrial hygiene

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industrial microbicide

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industrial solvent toxicity

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industrial toxicology

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inhalation exposure standard

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inhalation toxicology

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lead poisoning

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manganese dioxide

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medical toxicology

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mercury poisoning

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Mine Safety and Health Administration

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molecular pathology

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occupational disease

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oxygen toxicity

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pesticide

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toxic substance

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toxicity

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toxicological hazard

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toxicology


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Causation Analysis, Product Safety, and Litigation Support
Toxicology, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA...
Toxicology, Environmental Medicine, Biochemistry, Cancer...
General Industrial Hygiene; Toxicology; Laboratory Safety;...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   MD   Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Jefferson Medical College   Magna Cum Laude
1981   Residency   Toxicology   Stanford  
1983   Residency   Environmental and Occupational Medicine   Yale - New Haven Hospital  
1984   Fellowship   Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Johns Hopkins  
1986   Fellowship   Occupational Epidemiology   National Institute of Health  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to 2007

 

TheToxDoc

 

toxicology

 

Director

 

Expert provides the vision for the department, developing projects in mining, risk assessment, medical monitoring in the petroleum and semiconductor industries, research into the effects of benzene, toxic metals and bioaerosols and human health, pharmaceutical products and the effects of illicit drugs.

2007 to 2007

 

Consultant position - Bay Area Air Quality District

 

Hearing Board

 

Member

 

Doctor Expert provides toxicological expertise to the board regarding airborne environmental chemicals and their effect on health.

1990 to 2007

 

Consultant position - NIOSH, EPA, OSHA, Cal-OSHA

 


 

Consultant

 

Expert provides ongoing consultation regarding adverse health effects of environmental and occupational chemical exposure.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Bay Area Air Quality Board. She is also a member of the Education Committee, Dietary Supplement Committee and Occupational and Environmental Health Committee of the American College of Medical Toxicology where she has co-authored several position papers. She is a member of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Society and has coauthored several position papers and practice standards. She is a member of the Society of Risk Analysis, Medichem, California Association of Toxicologists, the Nevada Mining Association, The Stanford Alumni Association, The Yale Alumni Association and the Johns Hopkins alumni Association.

Licenses/Certifications

Diplomat, American Board of Toxicology Diplomat, American Board of Medical Toxicology, Diplomat, American Board of Preventive Medicine (subspecialty certification in Occupational Medicine and Medical Toxicology) Diplomat, American Board of Pathology (with subspecialization in Anatomic and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - University of California at San Francisco Preceptor - Joint Medical Program UCB-UCSF Faculty - Postgraduate Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Scientific Advisory Board of EPA ATSDR OSHA Cal-OSHA NIOSH Bay Area Quality Management District – member – Hearing Board American Industrial Hygiene Association California Department of Health Services Oak Ridge National Laboratory Department of Energy Department of Labor King Pharmaceuticals Jazz Pharmaceuticals American Council for Science and Health Micromedex Novartis Eli Lilly Monsanto American Home Products SC Johnson The Reed Group

Medical/Professional Internships

Internship - Stanford University Medical Center Residency - Stanford University Medical Center Residency - Yale New Haven Hospital Fellowship - University of California at San Francisco Fellowship - California Poison Control Center Fellowship - NIH


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has over 60 publications in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including 3 textbooks and chapters in the 3rd National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to   EPA   Consultant   Expert consulted on the role that environmental chemicals play on human health and disease.
1995 to   NIOSH   Consultant   Expert consulted on the role that environmental chemicals play on human health and disease. Conducted several large epidemiological investigations
1998 to   OSHA   Consultant   Expert consulted on the role that occupational exposures (including ionizing radiation) play in the development of occupational diseases.
2007 to   Bay Area Air Quality Board   Member   Expert consults on the role that environmental exposures play in the development of environmental disease

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Technical review of Third National Review of Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.
  • Developed anti-aging skin care line combining cutting age technology with botanical extracts.
  • Evaluated the cause of occupational disease and groups of workers exposed to occupational chemical exposures.
  • Evaluated the cause of cancer, renal failure, cardiac disease, leukemia and other medical illness in several hundred people relative to exposure or ingestion of pharmaceuticals or toxic chemicals.
  • Evaluated the association between ingestion of illicit drugs or alcohol and impairment.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on draft of article on skin care ingredients as irritant
  • Expert for consulting on RE: EXPERT LEGAL OPINION
  • Exper expert for consulting on Chemical presence in materials.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has 30 year of exposure providing expert witness testimony on the effects of chemical, physical and biological agents and how they affect human health. Areas of interest include benzene, cyanide, drugs of abuse, alcohol, bioaerosols and mold, hexavalent chromium, nickel, prescription drugs, solvents, arsenic, manganese, and lead. Have also testified regarding analytical testing.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witnesses regarding cancer caused by arsenic on arsenic causing cancer litigation.
  • Hospital environmental hazards expert for consulting on organophosphates exposure issues.
  • Expert WITNESS PESTICIDE APPLICATION virginia for consulting on organophosphate exposure.
  • Expert in the health effects of diesel exhaust for litigation.
  • Expert on Proposition 65 for consulting on trial involving lead contamination in soft drinks.
  • Arsenic expert in toxicology for consulting on arsenic/toxicology case.
  • Respiratory system expert for consulting on the health risks of periodic human exposure to coal dust in a residential setting.
  • Formaldehyde exposure expert witness for consulting on dermatographism allegedly related to formaldehyde exposure.
  • Forensic infectious disease expert MAC for consulting on Medical Records Review.
  • Best toxicologist expert md for consulting on shipyard silica sandblasting benzene.
  • Expert in Pending Lawsuit.
  • Arsenic expert for consulting on allegation of arsenic in roach control product applied in apartment house.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is fluent in written medical Spanish.
French   Expert is fluent in written medical French

Market Research:
Expert has assisted in bringing a prestigious anti-aging skincare line to market as well as several antidotes to ingested/inhaled poisons used to bioweapons.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Numerous course (over past 20 years) involving the relationship between chemical exposure and adverse human health effects.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is familiar with most of the vendors that produce cyanide, industrial hygiene and medical care at worksites in the US and abroad.

Other Skills and Services

Expert also sees patients and performs independent medical evaluations.


 

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