Committee to Review Advances to the IRIS Process

Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS (Chair)                                                        
Colorado School of Public Health
Aurora, CO

Richard A. Corley, PhD
Boise, Idaho

George Daston, MD
Proctor & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH

David C. Dorman, DVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Russ B. Hauser, MD, ScD, MPH
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Karen A. Robinson, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Richard P. Scheines, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Lauren Zeise, PhD
California Environmental Protection Agency
Berkeley, CA

Yiliang Zhu, PhD
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Resigned from Committee
Sandra J.S. Baird, PhD
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Boston, MA

The Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) is the National Research Council’s principal unit for organizing and overseeing studies of environmental pollution problems affecting human health, human impacts on the environment, and the assessment and management of related risks to human health and the environment.  The studies conducted under BEST leadership provide independent expert assistance to government and advice to the nation on matters of science and technology affecting public policy on important environmental problems.  The board’s overall mission is to improve the scientific and technical basis for environmental decision making and public understanding of environmental issues.  The principal mechanism for achieving this goal is the deliberative process of study committees composed of experts from academic institutions and other organizations.