Biography

Mr. Chris Comerford is a Senior Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. He completed his MPH specializing in Environmental Health Science from the University of Georgia. Mr. Comerford’s primary areas of training and areas of expertise include exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, and toxicology. He has been involved in assessing risk to workers, communities, and consumers exposed to a variety of chemicals, such as asbestos, diacetyl, formaldehyde, lead, and BTEX. He also has research and laboratory experience in microbiology, pharmacology, and biogeochemistry. Mr. Comerford completed his graduate practicum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he evaluated new blood lead testing strategies to increase screening coverage in at-risk child populations. In his current position, Mr. Comerford is routinely involved in providing and managing litigation support, performing quantitative exposure assessments, and conducting comprehensive literature reviews.

Education

  • MPH, Environmental Health Science, The University of Georgia, 2014
  • BS, Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
  • Golden Key Honor Society

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) - “Best of Session” Poster Award. Season 403. 2016 – Characterization of Naturally Occurring Airborne Diacetyl Concentrations Associated with the Preparation and Consumption of Unflavoured Coffee; "Best of Session" Poster Award. Session 403. 2015 - Pilot Study of Exposures to Airborne Concentrations of Naturally Occurring Diacetyl During Coffee Consumption.