Ms. Amanda Burns is a board-certified toxicologist with over ten years of consulting and project management experience. Her principal areas of training and expertise include toxicology, occupational and environmental exposure assessment, dose reconstruction, and human health risk assessment. In addition to her consulting experience, Amanda has seven years of laboratory experience in the field of molecular toxicology. Her graduate work and master’s thesis focused on phthalates and, in general, a class of compounds known as peroxisome proliferators that are known to induce liver tumors in rodents. Her consulting and project experience includes conducting quantitative exposure and dose assessments as well as assessing risk to communities, consumers, and workers from chemicals such as benzene, asbestos, pesticides, and metals. In addition, she has significant experience conducting on-site exposure assessments at oil and gas facilities. Ms. Burns has authored and/or co-authored over 25 published articles and abstracts on the topics of talc, asbestos, benzene, nanoparticles and phthalates.


  • MSPH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007)
  • Minor, Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007)
  • BS, Biology, Pennsylvania State University, (2001)

Professional Associations

  • Society of Toxicology


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (2018)

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Society of Toxicology (SOT)
  • Full Member, 2014
  • Occupational and public health specialty section
  • Risk assessment specialty section
  • Exposure specialty section