- Background Paper
- Evaluating Environmental Equity in Allegheny County – Theodore S. Glickman
- Comparing Apples and Supercomputers: Evaluating Environmental Risk in Silicon Valley – Lenny Siegel
- List of Participants
Jesse H. Ausubel, Chair
Program for the Human Environment
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 234
New York, NY 10021
Director and Senior Fellow
Center for Risk Management
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Maxine L. Rockoff
Information Technology Initiative Office
6 MetroTech Center, Room 152
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dr. William L. Roper
The Prudential Center for Health Care Research
2859 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 820
Atlanta, GA 30339
Pacific Studies Center
222B View Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
John H. Steele
Marine Policy Center
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Tel: 508-457-2000 x2220
Iddo K. Wernick
Program for the Human Environment
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 234
New York, NY 10021
Liaison with The Robert Wood Johnson
Robert G. Hughes
Director of Program Research
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Route 1 North and College Road East
Post Office Box 2316
Princeton, NJ 08543-2316
Jesse H. Ausubel is Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Formerly, Mr. Ausubel served as Director of Studies of the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government. From 1977 to 1988, Mr. Ausubel was associated with the National Academy complex, serving as a Sloan Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, a Staff Officer with the National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, and Director of Programs for the National Academy of Engineering.
Daniel Beardsley is Managing Partner of Albers & Company. Most recently, he was EPA’s Director of Assistance Programs for the Office of International Activities, where he managed a multimillion-dollar bilateral cooperative program with central and eastern European nations. Prior to that, Mr. Beardsley was EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, where he codirected reauthorization of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. His early career included directing drug rehabilitation programs for the National League of Cities and serving as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps.
Alexander G. Bearn began his career in the United States as a Research Associate and Assistant Physician in the Hospital at The Rockefeller Institute, becoming a Professor in 1964. He is a former Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College and was Senior Vice President of Medical and Scientifi c Affairs at Merck & Co.’s International Division. Currently, Dr. Bearn serves as a Trustee of the Rockefeller University and of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Jodie Bernstein is responsible for developing and implementing the WMX Technologies, Inc.’s Ethics Policies that govern the WMX family of environmental services companies. Ms. Bernstein joined Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of WMX, in 1985 as Vice President and General Counsel. She was appointed to her current position in 1990. She has served as General Counsel and Acting Assistant Administrator for Enforcement of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Patricia Boiko is a research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Washington and a practicing Family Physician. She has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and completed a National Institutes of Health Fellowship in primary care research. She was actively involved in community environmental boards such as the Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority Advisory Board. She studied the risk communication process in central Washington, examining the role of the practicing physicians as environmental risk communicators for their communities.
J. Clarence (Terry) Davies is Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Risk Management at Resources for the Future (RFF). He was formerly Senior Fellow at the World Wildlife Fund and Executive Director of the National Commission on the Environment. Prior to that, he was Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he had oversight responsibilities for all policies and programs at EPA as well as the regulatory process. Before joining the EPA, he was Executive Vice President of The Conservation Foundation from 1976 to 1989.
Theodore S. Glickman is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Risk Management at Resources for the Future. He has been on the faculties of Boston University, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins and has held research positions at the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge. Dr. Glickman’s research interests are in risk assessment methods and their application to technological systems. He serves on several committees of the National Research Council. The book Readings in Risk, which he coedited, is currently in its third printing.
Jane E. Henney, M.D., is the First Vice President of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Previously, Dr. Henney served as the Deputy Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Henney was Vice Chancellor for Health Programs and Policy at the University of Kansas immediately prior to joining the FDA, where she also held positions as Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Dean of the School of Medicine, and Acting Director of the University of Kansas Mid America Cancer Center. From 1976 to 1985, Dr. Henney was at the National Cancer Institute where she was Deputy Director from 1980 to 1985.
Jules Hirsch, M.D., is Sherman M. Fairchild Professor of The Rockefeller University and Physician-in-Chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital. Dr. Hirsch is a world leader in the scientific study of obesity and the role of obesity in degenerative disease. He came to The Rockefeller in 1954 with the title of Assistant and Assistant Physician and received the title of Professor and Senior Physician in 1967. Dr. Hirsch is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Cornell University Medical Center and at Columbia University.
Donald F. Hornig is currently Professor Emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Interdisciplinary Programs in Health from 1977 to 1990. He is also President Emeritus of Brown University where he served from 1970 to 1976 following a brief stay as Vice President and Director of the Eastman Kodak Company. He served as a science advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and from 1964 to 1969 was Special Assistant for Science and Technology under President Johnson. In this capacity, he also chaired the President’s Science Advisory Committee and the Federal Council on Science and Technology, while also serving as Director of the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President. Before coming to Washington, he held professorships in Physical Chemistry at Princeton and Brown Universities.
Judith Jones is Director of the National Center for Children in Poverty and Associate Clinical Professor in Public Health at Columbia University. She also directs the National Program Office of The Robert Wood Johnson’s five-year Head Start initiative, Free to Grow, which is housed at the Center. Previously, she served as Deputy Director of the Center for Population and Family Health at Columbia University. In that position, she designed and managed a broad range of clinical and educational programs including the implementation of comprehensive school-based clinics at the middle school level, as well as an intervention to streamline Medicaid certifi cation to increase early receipt of prenatal care.
Susan Klitzman has been the Director of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health since 1988. She has been involved in numerous studies of the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures on residents in New York City. She is currently interested in developing more effective methods for evaluating and educating the public about community environmental health. Previously, Dr. Klitzman was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has authored numerous publications in the fields of occupational and environmental health.
Joshua Lederberg is a university professor of Molecular Genetics and Informatics at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Lederberg previously served as Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, then at Stanford School of Medicine, before coming to the Rockefeller in 1978. His life-long research, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1958 (at the age of 33), has been in genetic structure and function in microorganisms. He has been actively involved in artificial intelligence research (in computer science) and in the NASA experimental programs seeking life on Mars. He has also been a consultant on environmental and health-related matters for government and the international community. For example, he has long had a keen interest in international health and has served for six years on WHO’s Advisory Health Research Council. From 1978 to 1990, he served as President of The Rockefeller University.
Nancy McDermott is the Associate Executive Director of Sunnyside Community Services in western Queens, one of 37 settlement houses in New York City. Her previous positions include auditing development programs throughout the world for Catholic Relief Services and working for the National Academy of Engineering. Her educational background includes a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College.
Richard A. Minard, Jr. is the Associate Director of the Center for Competitive Sustainable Economies at the National Academy of Public Administration. For the last five years, he has been a leader in the field of state and community comparative environmental risk projects. Minard was founder and director of the Northeast Center for Comparative Risk at Vermont Law School (1991 to 1993). Minard served as the Director of Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin’s Office of Policy Research and Coordination (1986 to 1989) and as Director of the State of Vermont’s comparative risk project (1989 to 1991) during which time he assisted then Natural Resources Secretary Jonathan Lash in his work as cochairman of the EPA Science Advisory Board’s “Reducing Risk” panel.
Maxine L. Rockoff joined United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. in July 1993, to initiate an information technology project for settlement houses. Since 1985 she has been a principal in Clark, Rockoff and Associates, consulting in strategic planning and development for computer- and telecommunications-based products and services. She served as Senior Administrator of the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government. Prior to that, Dr. Rockoff was Vice President and Director of Branch Group Automation at Paine Webber and Vice President and Manager of Marketing Technologies at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1985. Earlier she was Vice President for Planning and Research at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Program Analyst at the Department of Energy. At the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1971 through 1978, she initiated and managed a telecommunications research and development program for improving health care delivery in medically underserved areas.
William L. Roper, M.D., is President of the Prudential Center for Health Care Research, a new unit of the Prudential Health Care System designed to coordinate and perform health services research projects for Prudential. Before coming to this position, Dr. Roper was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1990 until 1993. He previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy and Director of the White House Office of Policy Development in 1989 and 1990. Earlier, Dr. Roper served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for health policy from 1983 to 1986. He is board certified in pediatrics and in preventive medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama.
Lenny Siegel has served as Director of the Pacific Studies Center in Mountain View, California, since 1969. He was a member of the Environmental Planning Commission for the City of Mountain View from 1978 to 1981. He cofounded both the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health. In 1992, he served on Santa Clara County’s Strategic Vision Task Force and represents the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition on the Moffett Naval Air Station Technical Review Committee and California/EPA’s Base Closure Environmental Advisory Committee. He also serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee and the Working Group on Military Wastes of the Western Governors’ Association DOIT (Demonstration of Innovative Technologies) Advisory Committee. He is an invited speaker at numerous public forums and hearings on both high-technology and military environmental issues. He currently serves on the subcommittee on waste of EPAs National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee.
John H. Steele is currently Senior Scientist and Director Emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His principal research interests include analysis of the structure and dynamics of marine ecosystems and comparisons with terrestrial systems. He is currently a member of the Board of Exxon Corporation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Arctic Research Commission, and the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. He was awarded the prestigious Alexander Agassiz medal by the National Academy of Science in 1973. Dr. Steele is the United States Delegate to the International Council for Exploration of the Sea.
Iddo K. Wernick is a Research Associate in the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Wernick received his B.S. in physics at UCLA in 1987 and Ph.D. in applied physics from Columbia University in 1992. Dr. Wernick’s primary area of research is anthropogenic materials flows and technologies for reducing their impact on the natural environment. He has also investigated environment-related causes of mortality and issues in risk assessment.
National Neighborhoods Indicators Project
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Northeast Center for Comparative Risk
Kenneth Jones, Director
Vermont Law School
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South Royalton, VT 05068
Western Center for Comparative Risk
Kate Kramer, Executive Director
Post Office Box 7576
Boulder, CO 80306
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Strategic Planning
and Environmental Data
Debora C. Martin, Chief
Mail Code 2162
401 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20460
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Environmental Management
Barbara Joyce Frank
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Community Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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