Jump to main content.


Personal Biography of Dr. John C. Kissel

Human Studies Review Board

Ethics Training for Members and Consultants Serving on the HSRB

Dr. Kissel is currently Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and is a registered professional engineer. Dr. Kissel's research interests generally involve human exposure assessment, with emphasis on exposures related to waste management practice, agricultural and residential use of pesticides, and consumer products. He is particularly interested in probabilistic prediction of exposure and reconciliation of model predictions with observed biomarker data. Dr. Kissel and his students have produced multiple papers describing human exposure to soil that are listed as "key studies" in US EPA's Exposure Factors Handbook. Dr. Kissel is a former President and Councilor of the International Society of Exposure Science and also served one term as chair of the Exposure Assessment Specialty Group within the Society for Risk Analysis. He was a member of a National Academy of Sciences Committee that evaluated Superfund-related remediation of mining and smelting related contamination in the Coeur d'Alene Basin in Idaho and has served as an ad hoc member of EPA's FIFRA Science Advisory Panel on multiple occasions. His recent research activities have been funded by US EPA, NIOSH and the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health.


Local Navigation


Jump to main content.