Winter 2022

What’s New at Gradient

Awards and Announcements

Kristina Chu was appointed to the Green New Deal Oversight Board for the City of Seattle.

Dr. Amy Dale joined the Advisory Board for the Stone Living Lab, a coastal resiliency/climate change research partnership between the City of Boston, UMass Boston, Boston Harbor Now, the National Parks of Boston, Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.

Charlotte Marsh and Kim Reynolds Reid are recipients of the 2021 Material Health Open Innovation Presentation Award for their talk, “Looking Beyond the CAS Number: Considering Form Specificity in Hazard Assessment of Metals,” given at the Material Health Open Innovation Symposium on November 16, 2021.

Jiaru Zhang and Andrew Yeh are now Diplomates of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).   


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

2022 ICPHSO Annual Symposium. February 14-17, 2022. National Harbor, MD.

  • “Hot New Developments in the Product Regulatory World.” T. Lewandowski.

Energy Utility Environment Conference (EUEC). March 9-11, 2022. Tucson, AZ.

  • “Environmental Justice Initiatives and Risk Assessment: Consideration for Utilities.” A. Lewis, J. Lemay, K. Radloff.

Society of Toxicology (SOT) 61st Annual Meeting. March 26-30, 2022. San Diego, CA.

  • “Read-Across Assessments for Data-Poor Medical Device Extractables: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls.” A. Alverson, J. Cohen.
  • “A Comparison of Soil Ingestion Rates in Developed and Developing Countries: Implications for Risk Assessment.” S. Boomhower, J. Zhou, B. Beck.
  • “A Rubric for Identifying Potentially Genotoxic Polycyclic Amines and Derivation of a Chemical Class-Specific TTC.” R. Chang, A. Alverson, J. Cohen.
  • “Review of Chemical Category Assessment Strategies for Medical Device Extractables.” I. Hadley, R. Chang, J. Cohen.
  • “Expert Review of Cramer Classification Predictions for Medical Device Extractables.” P. Mashankar, I. Hadley, R. Chang, J. Cohen.
  • “Systematic Review of Perchloroethylene and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.” R. Ticknor, J. Zhou, J. Goodman.