Ms. Katie Steimel is a Senior Associate Health Scientist l with Cardno ChemRisk. She completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Prior to that she earned a BA in Biology from Occidental College. Her primary areas of expertise include toxicology, consumer product safety, environmental health and risk assessment. Her graduate thesis research was conducted at the Allard Laboratory at UCLA where she studied the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) on reproduction in C. elegans. Currently, Katie is responsible for providing litigation and non-litigation project support, as well as performing systematic literature reviews and risk assessments. More specifically, she has conducted health effect reviews for FDA Pre-Market Tobacco Applications (PMTAs), as well as risk assessments and literature reviews related to California’s Proposition 65 and consumer product safety. Since joining Cardno ChemRisk, Katie has provided support to projects involving food flavorings, metals, asbestos, talc, phthalates, PFAS, and various other ingredients in consumer and food products.


  • MS, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA, 2018
  • BA, Biology, Occidental College, 2015