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Environmental Health

Location:
Davis, California, 95616, United States
Posted:
March 28, 2011

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******* “Ann” ***

**** ***** **** ******, *****, CA 95616

Phone: 530-***-****, Email: ******@*******.***

Citizenship Status: Green Card

OBJECTIVE

Seeking a full-time position as the environmental scientist in risk assessment, exposure assessment, or

policy and regulation.

EDUCATION

PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2005

School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Area of Specialization: Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment, Risk-Based Regulation,

Biostatistics, Environmental Epidemiology

MEM, Environmental Management, 2000

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT

MS, Environmental Engineering, 1998

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

BA, Geography, with honors, 1996

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

SKILLS

Language: Fluent in Chinese and English.

Computer software and programming skills: SAS, Stata, Minitab, ArcGIS, ArcView, ArcInfo, Stella, Crystal

Ball, ISC, ERMapper, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Research

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, July, 2010 - present

Research advisor: Dr. Deborah H. Bennett

• Work on two projects: NIEHS-funded Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and

Environment (CHARGE) and EPA-funded Study of Use of Products and Exposure Related

Behavior (SUPERB).

• Perform statistical and descriptive analyses with SAS to analyze collected home dust data and

children’s urine concentrations of metabolites.

• Conduct exposure assessment to investigate if pesticides, flame retardants ( PBDEs), and

phthalates are risk factors for children autism.

• Conduct exposure assessment to explore the relationships (1) between children’s exposure to

phthalate and the use of personal care products; and (2) between children’s exposure to Bisphenol A

(BPA) and vinyl flooring.

• Produce scholarly peer-reviewed publications of methodology and findings, and write the final

reports of both projects.

Carolina Environmental Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January, 2006 - June 2006

Research advisor: Dr. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown

• Conducted a probabilistic risk assessment study for perchlorate in drinking water. (Awarded: SRA

Annual Meeting Travel Award 2006)

• Conducted a material and energy flow analysis (MEFA) to quantify the overall environmental

impact of Bank of America operations, and quantitatively analyze the strategies BOA might adopt to

reduce these impacts and achieve sustainability. (Report Publication: “Environmental Footprint

Assessment”)

Doctoral Research, 2000-2005

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Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North

Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research advisor: Dr. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown

• Dissertation topic: “A framework of Risk-Based Decision Making by Characterizing

Variability and Uncertainty Probabilistically: Using Arsenic in Drinking Water as an Example ”.

• Conducted a probabilistic risk assessment study for arsenic in drinking water.

• Conducted theoretical analysis on the variability and uncertainty issues of risk assessment.

• Conducted a meta-analysis to combine results across epidemiological studies and improve dose-

response assessment.

• Conducted analytical and numerical analysis to build a new framework of risk-based regulation

which can be applied coherently across different contaminants.

• Presented in conferences: APPAM (2004), SRA (2004, 2005 and 2006), DESE Seminar (2005),

CEP Symposium on Safe Drinking Water (2006).

• Awarded: SRA Annual Meeting Student Travel Award (2004 & 2005), UNC-CH Graduate School

Travel Grants (2004), UCIS Doctoral Research Travel Awards (2002).

Master’s Research

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, 1999-2000

Research advisor: Dr. Xuhui Lee

• Master’s project: “Forest Stand Dynamics and Carbon Cycle”.

• Research project: “Monitoring Forest CO2 Uptaking”

• Used remote sensing (ERMapper) to investigate the role of forest in the uptake of CO 2.

• Awarded from Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research Program (2000) and Klemme

Award (1999).

Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1997-1998

Research advisor: Dr. Shang-Lien Loh

• Master’s thesis: “The Loads of Air Pollutants from Urban Areas on a Neighboring Dam and

its Water Quality”

• Research Projects: “Research on Air Pollutant Deposition in Urban Areas” and “the Fate and Flow

of Recyclable Materials”

• Used Gaussian’s Dispersion model (ISC3) to investigate the loads of air pollutants on dam water.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Research Associate, Taiwan Development Institute, 2010-Present

• Provided professional consultation for the environmental risk assessment of Taiwan’s techno-

industrial development initiatives

• Reviewed the environmental risk assessment reports of Taiwan’s techno-industrial development

initiatives

• Presented in various distinguished lecturer series about environmental risk assessment

Consultant, *** Consulting, 2007-2010

• Conducted a cumulative risk assessment to evaluate the risk associated with the emissions of

VOCs from a petrochemical plants in southern Taiwan

• Used EPA’s ISC3 model (based on Gaussian dispersion model) to simulate the dispersion and

deposition of VOCs from this petrochemical plant to the neighboring areas, then used ArcGIS to

spatially combine the population data and VOC simulation data (and further calculated risks)

• Built a framework of risk-based decision making to set the emission levels of VOCs to reduce

people’s exposure and the risk of experiencing health problems

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• Presented in conference: SRA 2007

• Awarded: CSU-Chico BBS Faculty Travel Funds (2007)

Environmental Justice Intern, Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC), Summer, 2005

• Reviewed and critiqued key state environmental policies and the federal EPA Public Participation

Policy.

• Interviewed impacted communities, member organizations of the NC Environmental Justice

Network, state policy officials about how those policies are actually implemented.

• Wrote a report about the survey and review of environmental justice needs for key state policies.

• Report Publication: “Achieving Environmental Justice in North Carolina Public Participation

Policy” (Aug, 2005).

Volunteer, New Haven Recycles and Yale Recycling

• Promoted recycling and conservation

• Checked trash cans (chosen randomly) and recycling bins at each entryway of residential college,

then gave grades.

Volunteer, Urban Resource Initiative (URI)

• Planted trees for local community of New Haven for a better and sustainable environment

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer

Department of Geological & Environmental Science, California State University at Chico

• Environmental Risk Assessment, Spring 2009 & 2010

• Applied Ecology, Spring 2008

• Pollution Ecology, Fall, 2007

Department of Geography & Planning, California State University at Chico

• Seminar in Applied Geography & Planning – Environmental Regulation and Policy, Fall, 2007

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University

• Environmental Regulation, Fall, 2006

Teaching Assistant

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill

• Environmental Risk Assessment, Spring, 2002

• Introduction to Environmental Science, Fall, 2001

• Analysis and Solution of Environmental Problems, Fall, 2001

Lab Instructor

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill

• Biology for Environmental Science, Fall, 2000

Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University

• Water Quality Analysis, Fall, 1997

AWARDS and HONORS

• CSU-Chico BBS Faculty Travel Funds, 2007

• Member of Society of Risk Analysis (SRA), 2006-2008

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• SRA Annual Meeting Student Travel Award, 2004-2006

• UNC-CH Graduate School Travel Grants, 2004

• Member of Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 2004-2005

• UCIS Doctoral Research Travel Awards, 2002

• Graduate Student Teaching and Research Assistantships, 2000-2005

• Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research Program, 2000

• Yale Forestry & Environmental Studies, Klemme Award, 1999

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED LIST)

******* *** and Douglas J. Crawford-Brown, “A Probabilistic Risk Assessment Framework to Quantify

the Protectiveness of Alternative MCLs for Arsenic in Drinking Water”, Journal of American Water Works

Association. (Being revised)

******* *** and Douglas J. Crawford-Brown, “Letter to the Editor: Inorganic Arsenic in Drinking Water

and Bladder Cancer: A Meta-Analysis in Dose-Response Assessment”, International Journal of

Environmental Research and Public Health, 2007, 4(4), 340-341.

******* *** and Douglas J. Crawford-Brown, “Inorganic Arsenic in Drinking Water and Bladder Cancer:

A Meta-Analysis in Dose-Response Assessment”, International Journal of Environmental Research and

Public Health 2006, 3(4), 316-322.

S.L. Lo and H.A. ***, “Evaluation of Atmospheric Deposition of Nitrogen to the Feitsui Reservoir in

Taipei”, Water Science & Technology, 2006, 53(2), 337-344.

CSE Consulting and the UNC Carolina Environmental Program (CEP), “Environmental Footprint

Assessment”, Report for Bank of America, Aug, 2006.

******* ***, “Achieving Environmental Justice in North Carolina Public Participation Policy”, Report for

Clean Water for North Carolina (CWFNC), Aug, 2005.

******* ***, “Arsenic and its Health Implications”, Report for University Center for International Studies

Graduate Travel Awards, 2002.

PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED LIST)

Guest Speaker, “Human Health Risk Assessment – Arsenic in Drinking Water as an Example”. Tunghai

University, Taichuang, Taiwan. (December 16th, 2010)

Guest Speaker, “Environmental Problems in Developing Countries”, Course Title: Developing Countries,

Department of Economics, CSU-Chico (October 31st, 2008)

“Cumulative Risk Assessment for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Petrochemical Plants in

Southern Taiwan”. Oral Presentation in Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) 2007 Annual Meeting, San

Antonio, TX. (December, 2007)

Guest Speaker, “Arsenic in Drinking Water”, Course Title: Environmental Geology, CSU-Chico.

(November 13th, 2007)

“Risk-Based Environmental Regulation for Arsenic in Drinking Water”, Oral Presentation in Department of

Environmental Health Seminar, East Tennessee State University (February 2 nd, 2007)

“A Framework of Risk-based Decision Making by Characterizing Variability and Uncertainty

Probabilistically: Using Arsenic in Dinking Water as an Example”, Oral Presentation in Society of Risk

Analysis (SRA) 2006 Annual Meeting, Baltimore. MD. (December, 2006)

“A New Policy Tool to Choose Water Quality Goals under Uncertainty”, Poster Presentation in Society of

Risk Analysis (SRA) 2006 Annual Meeting, Baltimore. MD. (December, 2006)

“A framework of Risk-Based Decision Making by Characterizing Variability and Uncertainty

Probabilistically: Using Arsenic in Drinking Water as an Example”, Oral Presentation for National Center

for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EAP). (October 26 th, 2006)

“Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Arsenic in Drinking Water”, Poster Presentation in Carolina

Environmental Program (CEP) 2006 Symposium on Safe Drinking Water, Chapel Hill, NC. (March, 2006)

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“Probabilistic Risk and Margins of Safety for Water Borne Arsenic”, Poster Platform Presentation in

Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) 2005 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. (December, 2005)

“Using Meta-Analysis in Dose-Response Analysis – Risk Assessment of Arsenic in Drinking Water as an

Example”, Poster Platform Presentation in Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) 2004 Annual Meeting, Palm

Springs, CA. (December, 2004)



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