Biography

Dr. Maier has over 25 years of professional work experience in the areas of environmental health, occupational hygiene, and toxicology. He currently serves as a Principal Science Advisor with Cardno ChemRisk. Prior to joining Cardno he served as an Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine leading a research program in occupational exposure assessment, toxicology and risk assessment. Prior to joining UC he served as the Director for the non-profit organization Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA).

Dr. Maier has provided oversight for diverse risk and safety assessment projects and spearheaded new initiatives. In his capacity as an industrial hygienist, toxicologist and risk assessor, he has led numerous projects and has co-authored toxicological reviews, technical reports and human health risk assessment documents for several hundred individual substances. These assessments include critical examination of epidemiology and toxicology data for deriving cancer and non-cancer risk values (e.g., U.S. EPA reference concentrations and doses, U.S. EPA and State Agency drinking water criteria, occupational and acute emergency exposure limits for U.S. NIOSH and private sponsors; and allowable daily exposures for food and pharmaceutical guidelines). He also completed numerous cancer risk assessments, including critical examination of mode of action and human relevance considerations using weight of evidence methods in support of dose-response assessments for EPA and CA Proposition 65 issues.

Dr. Maier has an established history in occupational toxicology and industrial hygiene. He completed his M.S. in industrial health from the University of Michigan. He has developed numerous projects in this area for NIOSH and for private sponsors. He is certified in comprehensive industrial hygiene practice by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), has managed industrial hygiene programs for a diverse array of facilities, and has directed academic and continuing education courses on evaluating workplace exposures. Based on this experience he is well versed in the areas of occupational, consumer, and environmental exposure assessment, development and implementation of control strategies, hazard communication and training, and health and safety management systems.

Dr. Maier completed his Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Cincinnati with research interests in the molecular mechanisms of toxicity. He continues to be actively engaged in developing research to improve risk assessment approaches through the integration of basic biology and risk assessment science. Recently his research efforts have focused on methods and approaches for using biological exposure and effect markers to reduce uncertainties in risk assessment and methodologies for deriving occupational exposure limits. He has served as a Toxicology Fellow at NIOSH in support of exposure limit method development and is the Publications Coordinator and past-Chair of the Workplace Environmental Exposure Levels (WEEL) Committee. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Education

  • Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Cincinnati, 2000
  • M.S., Industrial Health, University of Michigan, 1989
  • B.S., Natural Resources, Ball State University, 1988

Professional Associations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association - Science Symposium Committee (2009-2012)
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene - Diplomate (CIH since 1994)
  • American Board of Toxicology - Diplomate (DABT since 2004)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association - Diplomate Member (since 1990)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association - Workplace Environmental and Exposure Levels Committee - Full Member (since 2001; Chair 2009;Publications Coordinator, 2013 - Present)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association - Biological Environmental Exposure Levels Committee. Full Member (since 2007-2009)
  • Ohio Society For Risk Analysis - Member (since 2001; President 2004)
  • Society of Toxicology - Full Member (since 1995)
  • Society of Toxicology - Member Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section (member since 2004; President 2013)
  • Society for Risk Analysis - Full Member (since 2006)
  • Member - University of Cincinnati Biomonitoring Core Advisory Committee (2006-2013)

Certifications

  • Certified in Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Practice (CIH)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Named Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. May 2018
  • Society of Toxicology. “Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology: Risk-Based Reference Values”. Risk Assessment Specialty Section Top 10 Best Risk-assessment Related Abstracts, 2018
  • Society of Toxicology. “Application of Collaborative Analysis Methods to Address Human Health Risk Assessment Decisions” Risk Assessment Specialty Section Top 10 Best Risk-assessment Related Abstracts, 2018
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association. Best Poster of Session. “Development of a Framework for the Selection of an Appropriate Occupational Exposure Limit.”, 2014
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Best Poster of Conference: “Characterizing the Impacts of Uncertainty and Scientific Judgment in Exposure Limit Development”, 2012
  • Alliance for Chemical Safety Risk Reduction Award; “Chemical Hazard Emergency Medical Management”, 2012
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); Best Poster in Session, “Recent Developments of an Updated Methodology for Deriving Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) Values: Science Methods and Comparison to Other Acute Limit Values”, 2011
  • Alliance for Chemical Safety Risk Reduction Award; “Occupational Skin Notation Strategy Project”, 2011
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); Outstanding Project Team Award, “Guideline Value Task Force”, 2010
  • Alliance for Chemical Safety Risk Communication Award; “Hamilton County Air Toxics Report – Human Health Risk Implications”, 2009
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); 2nd Place for Best Overall Poster, “Deriving Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Values Using a Refined Methodology: Evaluating the Risk of High Priority Chemicals for Emergency Response Personnel”, 2009
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Risk Assessment and Toxicology Committees; Best Poster Award, “Extrapolating Human Effect Thresholds from Animal Toxicity Data for the Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Values”, 2008
  • Society of Toxicology Risk Assessment Specialty Section; Honorable Mention for Best Risk Assessment Poster, “Extrapolating Human Effect Thresholds from Animal Toxicity Data for the Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Values”, 2008
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Risk Assessment Committee; Best Poster Award, “A Systematic Approach for Setting Occupational Exposure Limits”, 2006
  • Society of Toxicology Risk Assessment Specialty Section; Honorable Mention for Best Risk Assessment Poster, “Evaluating the Adversity of Kidney Weight Changes”, 2005
  • Society of Toxicology Risk Assessment Specialty Section; Honorable Mention for Best Risk Assessment Poster, “Human Variability in Internal Dose Based on Genetic Polymorphisms”, 2003
  • State of West Virginia Environmental Stewardship Award, 2002
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Risk Assessment Committee; Best Poster Award, “A Hazard Screening System for Clearance of New Chemicals”, 2002
  • Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Robert C. Christian Memorial Award for Cell Biology, 2000
  • Society of Toxicology, Carl C. Smith Mechanisms in Toxicology Award, second place, 1998
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 1998