Expert in Toxicology, Cyanide, Toxic Metals, Environmental Health, Risk Assessment
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.
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.
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 - Hayward, California
|Year: 1979||Degree: MD||Subject: Occupational and Environmental Medicine||Institution: Jefferson Medical College|
|Year: 1981||Degree: Residency||Subject: Toxicology||Institution: Stanford|
|Year: 1983||Degree: Residency||Subject: Environmental and Occupational Medicine||Institution: Yale - New Haven Hospital|
|Year: 1984||Degree: Fellowship||Subject: Occupational and Environmental Medicine||Institution: Johns Hopkins|
|Year: 1986||Degree: Fellowship||Subject: Occupational Epidemiology||Institution: National Institute of Health|
|Years: 1984 to 2007||Employer: TheToxDoc||Title: Director||Department: toxicology||Responsibilities: 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.|
|Years: 2007 to 2007||Employer: Consultant position - Bay Area Air Quality District||Title: Member||Department: Hearing Board||Responsibilities: Doctor Expert provides toxicological expertise to the board regarding airborne environmental chemicals and their effect on health.|
|Years: 1990 to 2007||Employer: Consultant position - NIOSH, EPA, OSHA, Cal-OSHA||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert provides ongoing consultation regarding adverse health effects of environmental and occupational chemical exposure.|
|Years: 1990 to Present||Agency: EPA||Role: Consultant||Description: Expert consulted on the role that environmental chemicals play on human health and disease.|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Agency: NIOSH||Role: Consultant||Description: Expert consulted on the role that environmental chemicals play on human health and disease. Conducted several large epidemiological investigations|
|Years: 1998 to Present||Agency: OSHA||Role: Consultant||Description: Expert consulted on the role that occupational exposures (including ionizing radiation) play in the development of occupational diseases.|
|Years: 2007 to Present||Agency: Bay Area Air Quality Board||Role: Member||Description: Expert consults on the role that environmental exposures play in the development of environmental disease|
|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
|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
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
American Council for Science and Health
American Home Products
The Reed Group
|Medical / Professional|
|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 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|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|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.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Numerous course (over past 20 years) involving the relationship between chemical exposure and adverse human health effects.|
|Expert is familiar with most of the vendors that produce cyanide, industrial hygiene and medical care at worksites in the US and abroad.|
|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.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert also sees patients and performs independent medical evaluations.|
|Spanish||Expert is fluent in written medical Spanish.|
|French||Expert is fluent in written medical French|