Biography

Ms. Melissa Vincent is a Supervising Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. She has thirteen years of experience in the fields of epidemiology, toxicology, risk assessment and public health. Ms. Vincent received her B.A. in Zoology from Miami University and a M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Vincent’s primary training and areas of expertise include quantitative dose-response assessment and the integration of epidemiology and toxicology information into human health risk assessment. Ms. Vincent has developed risk assessment guidance and evidence integration approaches for evaluating multiple types of exposure-response outcomes. These topics include evaluation of cancer, asthmatic and other obstructive pulmonary responses, or sensitization associated with consumer product and occupational exposures. Projects have included the analysis of exposure to acrylamide, pesticides, ethylene oxide, nickel, food flavorings (including diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione), disinfection products, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

Education

  • M.S., Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, 2013
  • B.A., Zoology, Miami University, 2007

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • US Environmental Protection Agency Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) – Honorable Mention - 2015
  • Society of Risk Analysis; Best Poster Award, “The Effects of Acute Exposure to Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC)” - 2008