Meet the Chairs
Dr. Baxter is currently Acting Division Director for the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory at the U.S. EPA. She earned her Sc.D. in Environmental Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her primary research focus has been on the evaluation and integration of exposure models in order to improve human exposure estimates for air pollution epidemiology studies. This has included developing and applying new techniques and approaches for studying and resolving critical human exposure assessment problems. She has developed and evaluated approaches for estimating exposure to air pollution for epidemiological studies at the local, city, and national level. She has also investigated the role of exposure error in both single pollutant and multipollutant settings.
Dr. Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy has over 20 years of experience on multidisciplinary studies in structural engineering, building physics, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality: from source characterization to exposure assessment to health risk assessment. One of her focal research areas include impacts of IEQ on pupils’ health and learning. She is currently Visiting Professor at The University of Tulsa, USA, and Adjunct Professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. She also works as Research Advisor. She is a member of ISIAQ, serving the ISIAQ board as Member-at-Large between 2016-2018, and as VP Research between 2018-2020.
Dr. Martuzevicius is a full professor at the Department of Environmental Technologies, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology. He also serves as a Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Chemical Technology. He teaches courses on air quality management, modelling and pollution control technologies, environmental data analysis and modelling, as well as Technology Entrepreneurship. Dr. Martuzevicius’ research interests include applications of aerosol and advanced oxidation processes towards the improvement of air quality, as well as for the development of advanced materials in cleantech and medtech sectors. The background on the research on aerosol science and technology was obtained during his visit as a visiting scholar in the Center of Health-Related Aerosol Studies at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, during 2002-2005. He applies the knowledge on aerosols and air quality to solving of the microclimate issues in low-energy and green buildings. He utilizes nano and advanced oxidation processes to the decomposition of airborne pollutants, and development of nano and micro-scaled structures for environmental and biomedical applications. He is a member of ISIAQ as of 2014.
Natalie von Goetz
Dr. von Goetz is senior scientist and exposure specialist at the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). Chemist by training, she worked in industry from 1997-2007 in the area of environmental exposure modelling. From 2008-2018 she was leading a research group for modelling consumer exposure to chemicals of concern at ETH. Her research interests encompass the development of methodology for consumer exposure modelling, assessing aggregate consumer exposure to chemicals of concern (e.g. EDCs, sensitizers, nanoparticles) as well as translating academic insights into information useful for decision makers. As an external expert for exposure science she is contributing regularly to the risk assessment of chemicals at European governmental authorities, such as the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the scientific committee on consumer safety (SCCS). Dr. von Goetz has been an ISES member since 2009.