NETWORK

Solving environmental health challenges requires interdisciplinary expertise. We rely on a global network of experts and organizations to collaborate on projects. This allows us to bring the best expertise to the places we work and gives people opportunities to work on challenging and rewarding projects around the world.

TIFO NETWORK

Solving environmental health challenges requires interdisciplinary expertise. We rely on a global network of experts and organizations to collaborate on projects. This allows us to bring the best expertise to the places we work and gives people opportunities to work on challenging and rewarding projects around the world.

Margrit von Braun, P.E., Ph.D,

Margrit von Braun, P.E., Ph.D,

TIFO Co-Founder

Dr. von Braun is TIFO's co-founder and is on the Board of Directors.

Jeannie Harvey, Ph.D.

Jeannie Harvey, Ph.D.

Gender Specialist, TIFO Board

Dr. Harvey is a serves on TIFO's Board of Directors.

Casey Bartrem, Ph.D.

Casey Bartrem, Ph.D.

Environmental Health Scientist, TIFO Executive Director

Dr. Bartrem is an Environmental Health Scientist and TIFO's Executive Director.

Sandra Spearman, M.S.

Sandra Spearman, M.S.

Environmental Health Scientist

Ms. Spearman is an environmental scientist with expertise in conducting field sampling as part of human health risk assessments.

Rebecca Witinok-Huber, Ph.D.

Rebecca Witinok-Huber, Ph.D.

Environmental Health/Social Scientist

Dr. Witinok-Huber's expertise includes work with women and water groups in northern Kenya, and collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture.

Ro Afatchao, Ph.D.

Ro Afatchao, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Afatchao is a clinical professor and the Associate Director of The Martin Institute and the International Studies Program at the University of Idaho.

Barbara Cosens, L.L.M, M.S., J.D.

Barbara Cosens, L.L.M, M.S., J.D.

Professor

Professor Cosens is a University Distinguished Professor Emerita with the University of Idaho College of Law, where she has taught since 2005.

Rob Hanson, M.S.

Rob Hanson, M.S.

Soil Scientist

Mr. Hanson has extensive experience in hazardous waste sites, including managing the Bunker Hill Superfund Site for the State of Idaho.

Sa Liu, Ph. D., MPH, CIH

Sa Liu, Ph. D., MPH, CIH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences at School of Health Sciences, Purdue University.

Gregory Moller, Ph. D. F.N.A.I.

Gregory Moller, Ph. D. F.N.A.I.

Professor

For the past three decades, Dr. Moller has pursued teaching environmental toxicology and sustainability in many forums.

Olivia Collet, M.S.

Olivia Collet, M.S.

Environmental Scientist

Ms. Collet is an environmental scientist with cross-disciplinary work experience in public health and humanitarian response.

Carol Rice Ph.D.

Carol Rice Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Dr. Rice continues to contribute to research projects designed to assess exposure-response relations and union-based worker training programs.

Ian von Lindern, P.E., Ph.D.

Ian von Lindern, P.E., Ph.D.

TIFO Co-Founder

Dr. von Lindern is TIFO's co-founder and is on the Board of Directors.

Ed Galindo, Ph.D.

Ed Galindo, Ph.D.

Educator, TIFO Board

Dr. Galindo is a TIFO Board Member, faculty at the University of Idaho, and Associate Director for Education and Diversity for the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium.

James G. Crock, Ph.D.

James G. Crock, Ph.D.

Geochemist

Dr. Crock served as an analytical geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center in Lakewood, Colorado for 37 years.

Jerry Lee, M.S.

Jerry Lee, M.S.

Environmental Scientist

Mr. Lee was formerly President of TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering (now Alta Science and Engineering), TIFO's predecessor organization.

Varduhi Petrosyan, Ph.D.

Varduhi Petrosyan, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist

Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, an Armenian national, is a Professor of Health Sciences and Dean of the American University of Armenia Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health.

Karel Van Damme, M.D.

Karel Van Damme, M.D.

Occupational Health Physician

Dr. Van Damme is a Belgian physician with extensive expertise in occupational health.

Ed Lewis, Ph.D.

Ed Lewis, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Head

Dr. Lewis is Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho.

Shehu Muhammad Anka

Shehu Muhammad Anka

Environmental Health Officer

Mr. Muhammad Anka, a Nigerian national, is Director General of the Zamfara State Environmental Sanitation Agency.

Lindsay Wichers Stanek, Ph.D.*

Lindsay Wichers Stanek, Ph.D.*

Environmental Scientist

Dr. Wichers Stanek is an expert in air pollution, specifically particulate matter (PM), ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and lead.

Sarah Rothenberg, D.Env

Sarah Rothenberg, D.Env

Associate Professor

For over 10 years, Dr. Rothenberg's research has focused on rice and mercury, mainly in rural China.

Benoit Nemery, M.D., Ph.D.

Benoit Nemery, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Nemery has dedicated his career to occupational and environmental health in the global South, especially in the mining areas of DR Congo.

Ronald D. Dobbin, M.Sc

Ronald D. Dobbin, M.Sc

TIFO Board President

Mr. Dobbin, TIFO Board President, has over 40 years occupational hygiene experience.

Phil Landrigan, M.D.

Phil Landrigan, M.D.

Peditrician, Epidemiologist, TIFO Board

Dr. Landrigan is a world-renowned pediatrician, public health physician, and epidemiologist. Dr. Landrigan is on TIFO's Board of Directors.

Simba Tirima, Ph.D.

Simba Tirima, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist

Dr. Tirima has been a core member of the TIFO team since the organization was founded, working as Director of Field Operations for the Nigeria project.

Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz, Ph.D.

Lubia Cajas de Gliniewicz, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist

Dr. Cajas de Gliniewicz worked at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and at the National Council for Protected Areas as the department head of the Hydrobiological section.

Chris Eckley, Ph.D.*

Chris Eckley, Ph.D.*

Geochemist

Dr. Eckley is a Mining Geochemist at the US EPA Region-10 office.

Mary Jean Brown, R.N., Sc.D.

Mary Jean Brown, R.N., Sc.D.

Public Health Expert

Dr. Mary Jean Brown is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the former Chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at the US CDC.

Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D.

Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Luckhart is a Professor in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Bryn Thoms

Bryn Thoms

Hydrogeologist

Mr. Thoms is a hydrogeologist with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Cleanup Program.

Lauren Cooney, M.S., R.N.

Lauren Cooney, M.S., R.N.

Nurse

Ms. Cooney is a registered nurse with an M.S. in Public Health and Tropical Medicine who has worked on medical humanitarian missions for more than two decades.

Barry Green, Ph.D.

Barry Green, Ph.D.

Environmental Economist

Dr. Green is a Lecturer in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho.

Dennis Nowak, M.D.

Dennis Nowak, M.D.

Professor

Dr. Nowak's research involves experimental and clinical-epidemiological studies in mechanisms of occupational and environmental respiratory disease.

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