Member affiliations and interest of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee

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Member Direct financial interestsFootnote 1 Indirect financial interestsFootnote 2 Individual or organizational affiliationsFootnote 3

Dr. Jon Arnot
President, ARC Arnot Research and Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical & Environmental Science, University of Toronto Scarborough; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Toronto


Recipient of grants funded by several government departments, programs and jurisdictions.

Recipient of grants funded by industry and not-for-profits in several jurisdictions.

Member and/or co-chair:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Health and Environmental Sciences Institute Bioaccumulation Workgroup
  • International Society of Exposure Science
  • National Academy of Sciences Committee (Incorporating 21st Century Science into Risk-Based Evaluations)
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Bioaccumulation Science Advisory Group
  • Society of Toxicology

Dr. Niladri Basu
McGill University, Department of Natural Resource Sciences


Recipient of several federally funded grants, as well as an academic and a not-for-profit grant.

Member and/or sub-group lead:

  • Dental Amalgams and Composites Team, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Society of Toxicology
  • United Nations Environment Programme Global Mercury Assessment
  • Minamata Convention Secretariat


  • Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


  • Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Dr. Richard Becker
Senior Toxicologist, American Chemistry Council (ACC)


Leads American Chemistry Council Long Range Research Initiative.


  • American Chemical Society
  • Past member, Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
  • Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors, Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee
  • International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • Society of Toxicology

Trustee of the Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives

Board Member, Toxicology Forum

Employed by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association of United States (U.S.) chemical manufacturers

Dr. Weihsueh Chiu
Professor, Texas A&M University, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

Temporary contractor to KS and Associates LLC (federally funded through Small Business Technology Transfer grant)

Temporary consultant to Risk Sciences International

Temporary consultant to Abt Associates (federally funded through subcontract from U.S. Centers for Disease Control)

Recipient of several federally funded grants.

Subcontractor for state level, federal and international jurisdictions.

Reimbursement for international travel related work.

University contract with Environmental Defense Fund.

Member and/or chair:

  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • Society for Risk Analysis Dose Response Speciality Group
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Society of Toxicology Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology Committee
  • National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors
  • Various committees of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs Program

Dr. Miriam Diamond
University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences

Contract with American Chemistry Society as Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology

Recipient of several provincial and federally funded grants.

Received honoraria for peer review and meeting attendance.

Board of directors member:

  • Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • International Panel on Chemical Pollution


  • American Chemistry Society
  • International Association for Great Lakes Research
  • International Society of Exposure Science
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Previous faculty member:

  • Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin

Dr. Michelle Embry
Associate Director, Environmental Science, Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI)

Current employee of HESI

Recipient of several federally funded grants.

Financial contribution from industry to employer (HESI).


  • International Society of Exposure Science
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Society of Toxicology

Member, board of directors and/or executive committee (past):

  • European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals Task Force on Information to be considered in a weight of evidence based PBT/vPvB assessment of chemicals
  • Society for the Advancement of Adverse Outcome Pathways
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Board of Directors)


  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation Working Group
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Project 3.13 Expert Group on "New Test Guidelines for in vitro Fish Hepatic Metabolism" (past)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Expert Group on "Guidance document on the characterisation, validation and reporting of physiologically based models for regulatory applications"

Mr. Geoff Granville
Calgary, Alberta;
and Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Retired employee of Shell Canada

Recipient of a federally funded grant.

Recipient of several industry funded grants.


  • Government of Canada Challenge Advisory Panel
  • Society of Toxicology of Canada
  • Society of Toxicology


  • Industry Coordinating Group for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Dr. Elaine Cohen Hubal
Senior Science Advisor, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Editor in Chief, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology


Associate Graduate Faculty Member of the University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences

Mr. Mike Rasenberg
Acting Director, European Chemicals Agency, Information Systems




  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Party for Hazard Assessment
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