Biography

Ms. Becca Brewster is a Senior Associate Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. She earned a BS from the University of Michigan in both Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science. Ms. Brewster assisted with several research projects throughout her undergraduate career at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The projects included qualitatively assessing Chinese involvement, accidents, and injuries in small-scale gold mining in Ghana, characterizing biofilm development in point-of-use water filters, and the infection risk and health impact of waterborne Helicobacter pylori in Lima, Peru. At Cardno ChemRisk, Ms. Brewster is routinely involved in litigation support for asbestos cases. She has also assisted with diacetyl, talc, and formaldehyde cases. She supports and manages projects involving health risks associated with biological and chemical contaminants, preservatives, and undeclared allergens found in foods, dietary supplements, cosmetic products, and consumer goods. Additionally, Ms. Brewster has provided toxicology support for various flavorings and hazardous and potentially hazardous constituents (HPHCs), performed microbial risk assessments following product testing, and assisted with environmental assessments from disposal of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Recently, she has provided occupational health and safety support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education

  • BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science, University of Michigan, 2016