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External Advisory Committee

The EHSRC External Advisory Committee is composed of five senior environmental scientists each one selected to represent a certain focus area of the EHSRC. Through both formal meetings and informal consultations, the Committee advises the EHSRC on Center structure, management and research direction and evaluates the progress and contribution of its research cores and facilities.

Committee Members

Frank Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D.

Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC Director, Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center
Dr. Gilliland's research focuses on the epidemiology of acute and chronic pesticide exposure, epidemiology of respiratory illness, air pollution and asthma.

Henry J. Forman, Ph.D.

School of Natural Sciences, University of California-Merced Co-Director, Atmospheric Aerosols and Health Training Program
Dr. Forman’s laboratory focuses on the molecular biology and biochemistry of signal transduction and cellular adaptation to oxidative stress.

Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

Internal Medicine - Division of Epidemiology, University of New Mexico Director, Community Environmental Health Program
Dr. Lewis’ interests and expertise include community-based participatory research, Native American health, environmental justice, and inhalation toxicology.

James Swenberg, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor
Dept of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC, Director, UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility
Dr. Swenberg studies the role of DNA damage and repair in toxicity, carcinogenesis and risk assessment, including damage arising from direct interaction of chemicals or their metabolites, and indirect damage arising from oxidative stress.

Torben Sigsgaard, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Public Health, Section of Environment, Occupation and Health, Aarhus Univ, Aarhus Denmark
Dr. Sigsgaard’s research activities are all concerned with non-communicable diseases within the framework of gene environment interaction - primarily inflammatory airway diseases including asthma and allergy and MAMPs’ influence on allergy induction.