Dr. Panos Georgopoulos, professor in the department of environmental and occupational health at the Rutgers School of Public Health, was appointed to serve on the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee of the United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Established in 2015, the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) will provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The CSAC is comprised of experts in toxicology, environmental risk assessment, chemical exposure assessment, biochemistry, PBPK modeling, epidemiology, environmental fate, and other related areas.
[Photo: Dr. Panos Georgopoulos]
The recipient of several federal, state and foundation grants, Dr. Georgopoulos’ research centers around modeling and informatics related to environmental health applications. He is a member of the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) where he directs the State-funded Ozone Research Center and the Informatics and Computational Toxicology Core for the NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease. At EOHSI, he established and directs the Computational Chemodynamics Laboratory (CCL), a state-of-the-art facility for informatics and modeling of complex environmental and biological systems.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to advancing the nation’s chemical risk assessment and pollution prevention efforts,” said Dr. Georgopoulos. “I look forward to working with the members of the advisory committee.”
Dr. Georgopoulos has published more than 125 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in scientific journals, books and proceedings, and has authored or co-authored several State and Federal Government Documents and numerous technical reports. He has received awards and honors, including the DuPont Education and Research Award, for his work on environmental pollution and health. He served on editorial boards of scientific journals and currently serves as member of various national and international scientific and technical committees on environmental issues.