Select Projects

Worker’s Compensation Evaluation:  Reviewed the epidemiology literature to assess whether employment as a firefighter was associated with brain cancer.

Cancer Cluster Assessment:  Using guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assessed whether appropriate epidemiology methods were used to evaluate a potential pediatric cancer cluster in a military housing complex.

Asbestos Exposure Analyses:  Assessed potential occupational and non-occupational exposures to chrysotile asbestos in consumer products, including electrical equipment, wire, refractory materials, heating systems, and automotive friction materials.  Assessed the state of the science regarding the ability of asbestos in these products to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and esophageal cancer.

State-of-Knowledge Assessments:  Analyzed the scientific literature spanning several decades regarding the prevailing knowledge of the toxicity of and exposure to chemicals used in various industries.  Assessed the actions taken by government and industry to understand, inform, and reduce the hazards posed by the chemicals in these industries over time.

Exposure Assessment:  Evaluated exposures to landfill gases, including hydrogen sulfide, and potential health effects from these exposures in individuals residing near a municipal solid waste landfill.  Evaluated potential odor impacts and the differences between odor perception and toxicological thresholds.

Database Development:  Assisted in the development of a database and tracking systems that were used to quickly assess risk factors, past exposures, and health conditions.

Selected Publications

Engel, AM; Rice, JM. 2022. “Historical Assessments of Former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Sites.” Abstract/Poster ID: 1224624. Presented at the MGP Conference 2022, Chicago, IL, September 28-30.

Dodge, DG; Engel, AM; Prueitt, RL; Peterson, MK; Goodman, JE. 2021. “US EPA’s TSCA risk assessment approach: A case study of asbestos in automotive brakes.” Inhal. Toxicol. 33(9-14):295-307. doi:10.1080/08958378.2021.1998258.

Cox, LA Jr.; Goodman, JE; Engel, AM. 2020. “Chronic inflammation, Adverse Outcome Pathways, and risk assessment: A diagrammatic exposition.” Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 114:104663.

Peterson, MK; Mohar, I; Lam, T; Cook, TJ; Lynch, HN; Engel, AM. 2019. “Critical review of the evidence for a causal association between exposure to asbestos and esophageal cancer.” Crit. Rev. Toxicol. 49:597-613.