Gradient

Senior Scientists

Julie C. Lemay, M.P.H.
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Education

M.P.H., Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

B.A., Political Science and Environmental Science, College of the Holy Cross

OSHA-Certified 40 Hours of Training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Expertise

  • Risk Communication
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

Julie C. Lemay, M.P.H.

Senior Environmental Health Scientist

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Ms. Lemay is an environmental health scientist with extensive experience in human health risk assessment under federal and state regulations, epidemiology, exposure assessment, and managing databases for risk assessment and literature review projects.  She also performs critical review of ecotoxicology and human epidemiology studies and provides technical support for toxic tort.  Before joining Gradient, Ms. Lemay worked as a health assessor for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she conducted public health assessments on landfills, waste sites, and other areas of public concern. 

Education

M.P.H., Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

B.A., Political Science and Environmental Science, College of the Holy Cross

OSHA-Certified 40 Hours of Training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Expertise

  • Risk Communication
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

Services

Representative Projects

Brownfield Site Risk Assessment:  Managed a risk assessment under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) to define the need for remediation or Activity and Use Limitations (AULs) at a Brownfield site. Identified cost-effective and health protective strategy for property redevelopment.

Air Monitoring Data Analysis:  On behalf of a solid waste facility, evaluated community ambient air monitoring data and potential odor impacts with respect to potential exposures in residents near a non-hazardous waste landfill.

Ecotoxicological Evaluation:  Developed a streamlined, yet environmentally-protective, approach for a global pharmaceutical company. Estimated Predicated No Effect Concentrations (PNECs) for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) that lack environmental toxicity data.

Personal Care Products Risk Assessment:  Conducted hazard and risk risk assessments to determine safety of regular use of children's bath products.

Epidemiological Review and Analysis:  On behalf of a trade organization, reviewed epidemiology studies assessing associations between bisphenol A (BPA) and several health effects.

Human Health Risk Assessment:  Provided guidance and risk assessment support for a former landfill where new homes have been built. Guidance included risk-based sampling strategies and data evaluation to determine potential health risks at the site.

Selected Publications

Goodman, J; Lemay, J; Mattuck, R; Mayfield, D; Verslycke, T; Zhang, J; Zu, K.  2016. "Chapter 4. Health risk assessment." In Environmental Science Deskbook (Release #14). (Ed.: Conrad, JW Jr.), Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN, 61p.

Goodman, JE; Prueitt, RL; Sax, SN; Lynch, HN; Zu, Ke; Lemay, JC; King, JM; Venditti, FJ.  2014. "Weight-of-evidence evaluation of short-term ozone exposure and cardiovascular effects." Crit. Rev. Toxicol. 44 : 725-790.

Lemay, JC; Prueitt, RL; Hixon, ML; Goodman, JE.  2013. "Distinguishing Between Risks and Hazards: A Case Study of Bisphenol A." Presented at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 10, 13p.

Verslycke, T; Mastrocco, F; Lemay, JC.  2012. "A Concordance Assessment of Predicted-No-Effect-Concentration (PNEC) Aquatic Toxicity Data for Pharmaceuticals." Presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 6th World Congress and SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, May 20-24th, 2012., 1p.