Ms. Elise de Gandiaga is a Senior Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk in the Aliso Viejo, California office with 8 years of consulting and project management experience. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Toxicology with an emphasis in Aquatic Toxicology at the University of California, Davis in 2010. Her primary training and areas of expertise include toxicology, consumer product safety, occupational and environmental exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment. Her experience includes an evaluation to derive a human health-based surface dust cleanup criterion for beryllium based on beryllium-specific and general exposure factors, and comprehensive literature reviews and litigation support on matters related to toxicology, consumer product safety, and occupational exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos. Currently, she is responsible for toxicological literature reviews of harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs), as well as product testing study design associated with electronic cigarettes for regulatory submission and compliance.


  • BS, Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Society of Toxicology SOT)
  • The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)