Dr. Pierce is a Senior Principal Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. Her primary training and areas of expertise include industrial hygiene, exposure assessments, toxicology, 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.



  • 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