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Ellen Mantus, Ph.D, Scholar

Camly Tran, Ph.D, Senior Program Officer

Jessica Wolfman, Senior Program Assistant

Dr. Ellen Mantus is a Scholar and Director of Risk Assessment on the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine with over 20 years of experience in the fields of toxicology and risk assessment. She has served as the study director on numerous projects, including ones that have assessed the health implications of various chemical exposures, developed strategies for applying modern scientific approaches in toxicology and risk assessment, provided guidance to federal agencies on risk-based decision-making, and evaluated barriers to deployment of electric vehicles and associated charging infrastructure. Before joining the National Academies, Dr. Mantus was a project manager with ICF Consulting where she served as a primary reviewer for numerous toxicological studies and provided risk assessment and regulatory support on a wide array of projects.  Dr. Mantus received a PhD in chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Dr. Camly Tran joined the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow after receiving her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Brown University and is currently a Program Officer. She received various honors including the Division of Earth and Life Studies Award (2016), Elaine Chase Award for Leadership and Service (2015), American Chemical Society Global Research Exchanges Education Training Program (2014), and the Rhode Island NASA grant (2013). Dr. Tran completed the workshop summary and report of Mesoscale Chemistry (2015) and the Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production (2016). She has also supported the consensus studies: Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines: A Comparative Study of Environmental Fate, Effects, and Response (2016; Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Developing Standard Operating Procedures (2016); Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments (2016); and Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide (2016). She is currently supporting activities on chemistries of the microbiomes, chemical weapons, and chemical precursors for improvised explosive devices

Ms. Jessica Wolfman is a Senior Program Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She joined the academies in August of 2017. Jessica graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences and a minor in Mathematics.



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