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Zeise Lauren

E-mail: lauren.zeise@oehha.ca.gov

Lauren Zeise, Chief, Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment, Office of Envionmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency.

She oversees a variety of risk assessment and public health activities, including development of approaches for assessing cumulative impacts, green chemistry/safer alternatives, susceptible populations, cancer and reproductive toxicants and health risks for environmental media, food, and consumer products. Her also group conducts the department’s biomonitoring activities and the science for California’s Proposition 65 statute. Dr. Zeise has served on numerous advisory boards and committees addressing issues of risk, chemicals policy and public policy. This includes boards and committees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the World Health Organization, the Office of Technology Assessment, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Recent National Academy of Sciences reports she coauthored, include “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy” (2009) and “Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment” (2007). She is a member, fellow, and past councilor of the Society of Risk Analysis and received the society’s Outstanding Risk Practitioner Award in 2008. Dr. Zeise received her PhD from Harvard University.

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