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 Analysis:  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.

Occupational Exposure Assessment:  Assessed whether several health effects could have been caused by working at a coal ash landfill by evaluating potential exposures and other risk factors.

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

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.