Fall 2021

What’s New at Gradient

Awards and Announcements

Tim Verslycke will serve as Vice President of the newly established International Board of Environmental Risk Assessors (IBERA).

Rajib Mozumder was invited to join the editorial board of Journal of Hydrology (ELSEVIER).

Barbara D. Beck was selected to serve on the US EPA Science Advisory Board and the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee under the new Administrator, Michael S. Regan.


Lewandowski, T.A., G. Wang, M.D. Reed, A.P. Gigliotti, J.M. Cohen, D. Nuber, M. Boelens, S. Mukhi. 2021. Thyroid homeostasis in B6C3F1 mice upon sub-chronic exposure to trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I). Toxicol. Ind. Health. doi: 10.1177/07482337211019658.

Cohen, J.M., B.D. Beck, L.R. Rhomberg. 2021. Historical perspective on the role of cell proliferation in carcinogenesis for DNAreactive and non-DNA-reactive carcinogens: Arsenic as an example. Toxicology. 456:152783. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2021.152783.

Prueitt, R.L., W. Li, L. Edwards, J. Zhou, J.E. Goodman. 2021. Systematic review of the association between long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and mortality. Int. J. Environ. Health Res. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2021.1901864.

Afshar-Mohajer, N., M. Meyer. 2021. Aerosol Physics for the Lunar Environment: Equations for Lunar Dust Control and Mitigation Technologies. 50th Int. Conference on Environmental Systems. (p. 304).

Yeh, A., J.P. Meador, T.D. Lunsman, D.B. Mayfield, T.A. Verslycke. 2021. Metabolic effects of pharmaceuticals in fish. Pharmaceuticals in Marine and Coastal Environments: Occurrence, Effects, and Challenges in a Changing World, Volume 1. San Diego: Elsevier Ltd. (Eds.: Durán-Álvarez, JC; Jiménez-Cisneros, B). p457-499.

Goodman, J.E., W. Li, L.A. Cox Jr. 2021. Commentary: Using Potential Outcomes Causal Methods to Assess Whether Reductions in PM2.5 Result in Decreased Mortality. Global Epidemiol. 3:100052. doi: 10.1016/j.gloepi.2021.100052.

Upcoming Presentations

42nd ACT Meeting. November 14-17, 2021. Washington, D.C.

  • “Toxicology-based Exposure Limits for Residual HEK-293T Cell DNA and Protein.” I. Mohar, T. Lewandowski

SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting. November 14-18, 2021. Portland, OR.

  • “Looking Beyond the CAS Number: Considering Form Specificity in Hazard Assessment of Metals.” C. Marsh, K. Reid, C. Claytor
  • “Microplastics in the Terrestrial Environment: Is there a real threat and risk?” I. Bamgbose
  • “Lessons Learned from Conducting Alternatives Analyses Under California’s Consumer Products Program.” J. Zhang, J. Cohen, T. Lewandowski
  • “West Coast States and Taking Different Approaches to Alternatives Assessment.” T. Lewandowski, J. Zhang, J. Cohen