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Jennifer Pierce, PhD, MS, Principal Health Scientist

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Location: Chicago, IL

 

 

 

Biography

Dr. Pierce is a Principal Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. Her primary training and areas of expertise include toxicology, industrial hygiene, and environmental and occupational epidemiology. She has been involved in researching, measuring and reconstructing exposure, and assessing risk to consumers and workers exposed to a variety of chemicals such as formaldehyde, asbestos, diacetyl, benzene, toluene, and particulate matter.  She has also investigated the health risks associated with physical agents, such as noise and radiation in various occupational settings. Her doctoral research involved designing a novel screening tool for objectively and hierarchically prioritizing occupational agents to be evaluated in dose-reconstruction analyses. Throughout her masters research she used kinetics and mass spectrometry to understand the interactions of organophosphate pesticides with target macromolecules. In addition to her environmental health training, Dr. Pierce has participated in a multifunctional exposure program in departments such as stability, medical affairs, and research and development at a large pharmaceutical company.

Education

  • PhD, Industrial Hygiene, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2010
  • MS, Toxicology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004
  • BS, Biology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Society of Toxicology
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Golden Key Honor Society

Awards/Professional Honors

  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce)
    • “Best of Session” Poster Award. Session 403. 2015 - Pilot Study of Exposures to Airborne Concentrations of Naturally Occurring Diacetyl During Coffee Consumption. 
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce)
    • “Best of Session” Poster Award. Session 403. 2014 - Diacetyl and 2,3-Pentanedione Exposures Associated with Cigarette Smoking: Implications for Risk Assessment of Food and Flavoring Workers.
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce)
    • “Best of Session” Poster Award. Session 401. 2013 - A Comparison of Reported Peak Concentrations of Diacetyl in the Workplace and Estimated Diacetyl Concentrations in Mainstream Cigarette Smoke.
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce)
    • “Best of Session” Poster Award. Session 403. 2013 – A Comparison of Workday-Duration Occupational Exposures to Diacetyl to Estimated Exposures Associated with Cigarette Smoking
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Exposure Assessment Strategies
    • “Best of Session” Poster Award, 2012 - Analysis of Time-Weighted Average Concentrations of Formaldehyde During Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatments.
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee's
    • “Best IEQ Paper Award”, 2011 - Characterization of Formaldehyde Exposure Resulting from the Use of Four Professional Hair Straightening Products
  • Recipient of John Leonowich award for excellence in nonionizing radiation research, 2010
  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Foundation/Liberty Mutual scholarship. 2008
  • Recipient of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health training grant. 2007 - 2010

Practice Areas

  • Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction
  • Health and Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Health & Safety Sciences

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