Members of the C8 Science Panel are:
Dr. Tony Fletcher is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) which he joined in 1992. The LSHTM, a college in the University of London, is an internationally recognized center of excellence in research in public health, and is one of the highest-rated public health research institutions in Britain. Prior to that he worked at the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Tony Fletcher has been active in environmental and occupational epidemiology and evaluating evidence of human health risks (Risk Assessment), for over 25 years.
His environmental epidemiology research interests have included water pollution and air pollution. Recently he completed a multi-country European study of arsenic contamination and cancer, and a study of particulate air pollution and children's respiratory disease across 12 countries including the US, Russia and Europe. Other research includes occupational epidemiology studies for example on cancer in foundries and synthetic fiber manufacture, and risks related to pesticides and welding.
Risk assessment activities include advising on exposure limits and chemical control policies for chemicals exposures at work in Britain, contributing to International Agency for Research on Cancer evaluations of carcinogenic agents and European Union-funded programs of risk assessments of chemical contaminant exposures in water, one for drinking water and one on irrigation water.
He is Adjunct Research Professor in Environmental Health in the School of Public Health, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. He was President of the ISEE International Society for Environmental Epidemiology for two years 2004-5, and co-organizer of a number of conferences on health and the environment, including the "Big Smoke" commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1952 London Smog.
Dr. David Savitz is currently Professor of Community Health, Epidemiology Section, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and moved to the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in 1985. He served as the Carey C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology until the end of 2005. From 2006-2010 he served as the Charles W. Bluhdorn Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, and Director of Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His teaching is focused on epidemiologic methods and he authored a book entitled “Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence.” He directed 29 doctoral dissertations at the University of North Carolina and 13 masters theses. He has served as editor at the American Journal of Epidemiology and as a member of the Epidemiology and Disease Control-1 study section of the National Institutes of Health and currently is an editor at Epidemiology. He was President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and North American Regional Councilor for the International Epidemiological Association. His primary research activities and interests are in reproductive, environmental, and cancer epidemiology. Dr. Savitz received his undergraduate training in Psychology at Brandeis University, his Masters degree in Preventive Medicine at Ohio State University in 1978, and his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1982.
Dr. Kyle Steenland is an environmental and occupational epidemiologist. He is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he arrived in 2002. Prior to moving to Emory, he worked for 20 years at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/Center for Disease Control), in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Steenland has written over 60 first-authored articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has edited two books on environmental and occupational epidemiology. He is also an editor for two journals, Epidemiology and the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Dr. Steenland has a PhD in epidemiology as well as in history, and also has a Masters in statistics. His work has focused on diverse topics including cancer in relation to a variety of occupational agents such as welding, ethylene oxide, diesel fumes, silica, and dioxin; neurologic diseases in relation to pesticide exposure and PCBs; heart disease in relation to environmental tobacco smoke, shift work, and work stress; and the development of epidemiologic methods. Many of these studies have involved the long-term follow-up of large populations to determine disease occurrence. Dr. Steenland has worked abroad in France at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization. He currently trains researchers in Chile and Peru.