Fall 2022

What’s New at Gradient

Awards and Announcements

Barbara Beck was elected to the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

Steven Boomhower was named a Distinguished Teacher by the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education.


Kendricks, DR; Boomhower, SR; Newland, MC. 2022. “Adolescence as a sensitive period for neurotoxicity: Lifespan developmental effects of methylmercury.” Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 217: 173389. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2022.173389.

Boomhower, SR. 2022. “Impact of amphetamine exposure during adolescence on neurobehavioral endpoints.” doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-67928-6_107-1. In Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health. (Eds.: Patel, VB; Preedy, VR), Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Boomhower, SR. 2022. “Public health issues of legalizing cannabis: Considerations for future studies.” doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-67928-6_74-1. In Handbook of Substance Misuse and Addictions: From Biology to Public Health. (Eds.: Patel, VB; Preedy, VR), Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Goodman, JE; Ticknor, RC; Zhou, J. 2022. “Systematic review of perchloroethylene and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Global Epidemiol. 4 :100077. doi: 10.1016/j.gloepi.2022.100077.

Campbell, J; Clewell, H; Cox, T; Dourson, M; Ethridge, S; Forsberg, N; Gadagbui, B; Hamade, A; Naidu, R; Pechacek, N; Peixe, TS; Prueitt, R; Rachamalla, M; Rhomberg, L; Smith, J; Verma, N. 2022. “The conundrum of the PFOA human half-life, An international collaboration.” Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 132 :105185. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2022.105185.

Tentori, EF; Ashenafi, EL; Urschel, MR; Nyman, M C. 2021. “Peroxy-acid treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: degradation kinetics, thermodynamics, and predictive modeling.” Journal of Env. Eng. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001924.

Tentori, EF; Fang S; Richardson RE. 2022. “RNA biomarker trends across type i and type ii aerobic methanotrophs in response to methane oxidation rates and transcriptome response to short-term methane and oxygen limitation in Methylomicrobium album BG8.” Microbiol. Spectr. 10(3):e0000322. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00003-22.

Wait, AD. 2021. “The importance of data reliability and usability when assessing impacts of marine mineral oil spills.” Toxics 9(11):302. doi: 10.3390/toxics9110302.

Wait, AD. 2022. “Data quality supporting marine mineral oil spill assessments.” In Encyclopedia. MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland). Accessed on March 22, 2022 at https://encyclopedia.pub/21733.

Upcoming Presentations

SCHC 2022 Annual Meeting. September 17-22, 2022. Arlington, VA.

  • “Hazard Conclusion: Development, Documentation, and Confidence.” A. Lewis, C. Marsh.

MGP Conference 2022. September 28-30, 2022. Chicago, IL.

  • “Historical Assessments of Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites.” A. Engel.
  • “Key Findings Regarding Soil Gas Sampling at Former Manufactured Gas Distribution Holder Sites.” K. Herman.
  • “Weight-of-Evidence Approach to Estimate Release Timing at a Former MGP Site.” J. Kondziolka.
  • “Environmental Justice and the MGP Community Programs and Screening Tools.” M. Mayo.
  • “Soil Vapor Fingerprinting to Differentiate Petrogenic and Pyrogenic Sources.” J. Rice.
  • “Risk-Based Remediation Case Study.” M. Swamy.

2022 Biocompatibility Matters. October 5-6, 2022. Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • “Tools and Best Practices for Read-Across in Toxicological Risk Assessment of Medical Devices.” J. Cohen.

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC) 2022. October 5-7, 2022. Tucson, AZ.

  • “Health and Environmental Considerations of Lithium Used in Large Battery Storage.” G. Greenberg, A. Lewis.
  • “Risk Assessment at Coal Combustion Product Sites for Remedy Selection and Public Communication.” A. Lewis.
  • “Environmental Justice Initiatives and Risk Assessment: Consideration for Utilities.” J. Lemay, A. Lewis.

PSX 2022. October 18-20, 2022. Louisville, KY

  • “Biological Safety Evaluations Under EU’s Medical Devices Regulation.” L. Borton, M. Peterson (Moderator).
  • “What’s Up With Microplastics?” J. Kneeland.
  • “Navigating the Complexities of State Consumer Product Regulations.” T. Lewandowski, K. Reid (Moderator).
  • “Environmental Justice and Product Stewardship Beyond TSCA.” A. Lewis.
  • “Creating Space for Chemical Sustainability in ESG.” A. Lewis.
  • “Chemical Speed Dating – Preparing for Proposition 65 Chemicals of the Future.” C. Marsh, A. Lewis (Moderator).

American College of Toxicology 43rd Annual Meeting. November 13-16, 2022. Denver, CO.

  • “Environmental Assessment for Human Drug Approval – An Outdated Technical Framework?” I. Bamgbose, T. Verslycke.
  • “Safety Review of Residual CRISPR-Cas Components in Biologics – A Toxicological Perspective.” I. Mohar.
  • “A Dermal Sensitization Threshold (DST) for Device Extractables.” R. Ticknor, I. Mohar, J. Cohen, T. Lewandowski.

SETAC North America 43rd Annual Meeting. November 13-17, 2022. Pittsburgh, PA

  • “Read-Across: A Promising Tool for Predicting Removal of Chemicals of Emerging Concern From Wastewater.” P. Clyde, J. Kneeland, A. Chinniah.
  • “When Molecules Fall Apart: New Approach Methodologies for Chemicals That Dissociate.” J. Kneeland, C. Butler, A. Chinniah, P. Clyde.
  • “Evaluating Exposure and Risk in Fenceline Communities: The Uses and Limitations of Publicly Available Geographic Information System (GIS)-Based Tools.” A. Lewis, J. Lemay, N. Slagowski.
  • “A Trade Name Market Differentiator: Case Studies Under the ChemFORWARD SAFER Program.” J. Zhang, C. Marsh, K. Reid.