2016 PRIVATE SECTOR COUNCILORS

Jennifer_LantzJennifer Lantz, Ph.D.

Jennifer Lantz is a Human Safety Manager at Bayer CropScience in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She spent the first 11 years of her career as a Discovery Chemist in insecticide research with Bayer CropScience and its legacy companies. For the past 18 years, she has worked in the pesticide human safety area conducting dietary, aggregate and cumulative risk assessments and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in this area. She has been a leader in the development of procedures, policies and models to address the requirements of EPA’s Food Quality Protection Act, which requires multi-route, multi-source aggregation of exposure and risks for individual pesticides and for all pesticides deemed to have a common mechanism of toxicity.

Dr. Lantz has been a key member of several multi-stakeholder groups focused on advancing the science of pesticide exposure assessment. She has also been a strategic leader in the development, testing and implementation of the CARES model since its beginning in 2000 and the CARES-NG organization started in 2014. She has been an active member of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) since 2000 and has served as a member of the Organizing Committee and as Chairperson of the Funding Subcommittee for the ISES Annual Meeting in 2007-2015. She was actively involved in the Student Subcommittee for the Annual Meetings from 2007-2011. In addition she served as Treasurer for the Society from 2010-2013.

Miranda_LohMiranda Loh, Sc.D.

Miranda Loh is a Senior Scientist working in the Exposure Science Section of the Institute of Occupational Medicine’s (IOM’s) Research Division. Her work involves multi-media exposure field methods and modeling methods for environmental health studies. She has experience with a variety of research areas including volatile organic compounds and metals. Her work includes development of a risk ranking of hazardous air pollutants based on a probabilistic model of personal exposures in the United States, development of an indoor-outdoor-personal air quality model for health impact assessment in Europe, and assessment of community exposure to arsenic and metals near a contaminated mine waste Superfund site. She was also the principal investigator for the Metals Exposure Study in Homes (MESH), which examined exposure to metals in residents near a legacy mining site using both environmental and biomarker measurements, conducted through the University of Arizona’s Superfund Research Program. At IOM, she is developing a multi-stressor indoor and personal exposure assessment system that can be used in exposome studies to measure a suite of exposures in both children and adults.

Dr. Loh has an MS and Sc.D. (2006) from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health. She then worked at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland. Prior to joining the IOM, Dr. Loh was assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the United States, where she maintains a faculty affiliation. She has been a member of ISES since 2004, and has served on the Distinguished Lecturer’s Committee, the Membership Committee, and the 2014 ISES annual conference technical organizing committee. She has published in several peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. She has also been an author for several of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality

Sonja SaxSonja Sax, Sc.D.

Sonja Sax is an environmental health scientist with over 15 years of experience in exposure assessment and health risk assessment, specializing in airborne gases and particles. She works for Ramboll Environ, a global consulting company addressing environmental, health, and societal issues. She has been involved in the investigation of indoor and outdoor air quality problems, managed several large projects, conducted critical evaluations of toxicology and epidemiology studies, and aided in the preparation of technical and expert reports. She has authored and co-authored several publications related to her consulting and research work, presented at research conferences, and testified before Scientific Panels, including the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC).  

Dr. Sax received her Master of Science degree and her Doctorate degree in Environmental Health from Harvard University, Harvard School of Public Health (now the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). She has been a member of ISES since 1997, has presented at several ISES meetings, and published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.