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Patricia Larkin

Dr. Patricia Larkin's career is dedicated to policy and regulatory assessments, focusing on the intersection of social determinants of health and health equity. Her expertise lies in managing human health and environmental risks, particularly in energy, water resources, and climate change. Patricia's research explores Canadian innovation in energy regulatory decision-making and its impact on risk management. She has led interdisciplinary international research projects, addressing risk management in public decision-making and environmental issues like carbon capture and storage. As Chair of the Applied Risk Management Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis, she continues to contribute to this field.

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Paul Price

With 45 years of experience in exposure and risk assessment, Dr. Paul Price has worked with diverse organizations, including the U.S. EPA and Dow Chemical. Specializing in mixture risk assessments, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa and serves on the European Food Safety Authority’s committee on combined exposures. A prolific author, Dr. Price is currently focused on publications concerning mixture risk assessment and the Mixture Adjustment Factor.

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Jennifer Go

Jennifer Go holds a BHSc in Health Sciences and an MSc in Epidemiology, both from the University of Ottawa. Her academic work has spanned epigenetics, mental illness, and environmental exposures. Joining Risk Sciences International in 2017 as a Risk Analyst, she specializes in epidemiology. Jennifer's skill set includes systematic reviews, data manipulation, and statistical modeling. She has worked on diverse projects, ranging from pharmacoeconomic evaluations to analyses involving large datasets and electronic health records.

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Douglas McNair

Since 2002, Mr. McNair has led key aspects of Cerner's Big Data operations, ensuring data quality for over 700 healthcare institutions. His role focuses on using this data for predictive models and decision-support solutions. McNair's career at Cerner began in 1986, where he co-invented Discern Expert®, a real-time decision-support engine used globally. He held positions in regulatory affairs, served as a General Manager, and worked in pharmaceutical roles. McNair is a prominent figure in mathematical modeling, AI, and health finance, with over 100 patents and numerous publications. He's also active in volunteer work and academic pursuits.

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Selim Muhammad Khan

Dr. Khan is a medical doctor with a master's in public health and a Ph.D. in population health. He currently holds a CIHR-CMHC joint fellowship applying deep learning and geospatial intelligence to predict and map cancer risk from radon gas exposure, collaborating with the University of Calgary's School of Architecture and School of Medicine. Dr. Khan also consults for the WHO on emergency health security and works as a research associate focusing on developing a next-generation risk assessment framework using new approach methodologies. His experience includes various roles in healthcare, academia, and international organizations, including the World Health Organization. Dr. Khan's expertise covers global public health, digital surveillance, population health risk assessment, advanced data analytics, and more. He has received multiple awards and published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in high-ranking journals.

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Monique Macdonald

Monique Macdonald brings 35 years of experience in office management and financial administration to her role as Office Administrator at RSI. Specializing in stakeholder liaison, data management, and bookkeeping, she also supports sales, marketing, and workshop administration. Monique holds a diploma in Business Administration and Accounting and has a background in both aerial surveying and industry association firms. Additionally, she serves as RSI’s Alternate Security Officer for federal government contracting services.

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Donald Mattison

Don Mattison's career is an amalgamation of medicine, science, and public service. He started with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Mathematics, followed by a Master's from MIT in Chemistry. He then pivoted to medicine, obtaining an MD from Columbia University and focusing on pharmacology and toxicology in reproductive health during his residencies. Mattison has held several prestigious appointments, including Dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer at Risk Sciences International. Throughout his career, he obtained medical licenses in six U.S. states and served in the U.S. Public Health Service, retiring with the rank of Captain. Most recently, he became a Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina.

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William Leiss

Dr. William Leiss held the NSERC/SSHRC Research Chair in Risk Communication and Public Policy at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, from 1999 to 2005. He has a substantial consulting background, collaborating with industry and various Canadian government departments on risk communication, risk management, public consultation, and multi-stakeholder consensus-building processes. Dr. Leiss has provided expertise on diverse issues, including pesticides, toxic chemicals, tobacco, prescription drugs, electric & magnetic fields, and genetic engineering. He earned his PhD from the University of California at San Diego.

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Rosanna Wong

Rosanna Wong holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo, with diverse co-op experiences ranging from aquaculture research in the Netherlands to botany collections in Canada. She transitioned into risk analysis, initially as a Junior Analyst at Risk Sciences International, focusing on food safety and public health. Currently, she conducts research on food safety, transportation, and climate change, and leads the development of a climate resilience tool that integrates both qualitative and quantitative data.

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Sam Kacew

Dr. Kacew is a distinguished figure in the field of toxicology, holding various prominent editorial positions. Notably, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, Critical Reviews. Dr. Kacew is also the North American Editor for Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry and holds an Associate Editor role in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, among others. His extensive publication portfolio includes over 150 papers, reviews, and book chapters, with a focus on general toxicology, including renal, hepatic, and pulmonary toxicology. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of Trustees for Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA).

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