Dr. Annette Guiseppi-Elie, Principal Consultant for Risk Assessment within the DuPont Engineering Corporate Remediation Group has been named to The Board of Scientific Councilors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee of the US Environmental and Protection Agency (US EPA). Dr. Guiseppi-Elie will serve a three year term, from 2014 – 2017, as a member of the BOSC and will specifically serve on the Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee.
The BOSC, organized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, was established by the U.S. EPA with a mission to provide advice, information, and recommendations about the Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) research programs. The mission of the BOSC is to provide advice and recommendations on science and engineering research programs, plans, laboratories and research-management practices; the use of peer-review to promote sound science; the development of and progress of plans of the EPA’s Office of Research and Development; the quality of technical products; and human resource planning.
Dr. Guiseppi-Elie is a Principal Consultant on Exposure and Risk Assessment issues for the DuPont Company. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Science at Clemson University and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. She has served on a number of scientific entities in her role as technical expert and advocate for the use of sound scientific principles and data in conducting environmental health risk assessments. These organizations include the USEPA Science Advisory Board, the Mickey Leland Center National Urban Air Toxics Research Center, the International Programme on Chemical Safety’s Planning Committee on Harmonization of Exposure Assessment and the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Strategic Science Team. She is Chair of the ACC Long-range Research Initiative Exposure Committee. She is past –Chair of the American Industrial Heath Council’s Environmental Health Risk Assessment Committee. Her expertise is in the areas of site and risk assessment, specifically, exposure assessments and including environmental fate and transport processes. Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has conducted environmental site assessments and risk assessments both in the US and internationally. Her doctoral research focused on the fate and transport of dioxins in the environment. Her current research interests are in the areas of integrated/cumulative exposure and risk assessment, and the relationship between indoor, outdoor and personal air exposures. Dr. Guiseppi-Elie received her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Zoology and her M.Sc. in Entomology from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad in 1977 and 1979, respectively. She received a M.Sc. degree in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (England) in 1980 and her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland (College Park, USA) in 1987.