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Martha S. Sandy, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha S. Sandy is a Senior Toxicologist and Chief of the Cancer Toxicology and Epidemiology Section within the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal/EPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).  Dr. Sandy’s Section conducts hazard identification, dose-response assessment, and exposure assessment of chemical carcinogens.  Children’s environmental health, and in particular, cancer risk associated with early life carcinogen exposures, has been a significant focus in recent years.  Her group is comprised of individuals with expertise in toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics and exposure assessment.  Dr. Sandy has a Ph.D. and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences, with an emphasis in Toxicology, from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health.  She conducted research investigating biochemical and molecular mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenicity, and biochemical and genetic susceptibility factors in Parkinson’s disease before joining OEHHA in 1994.  Dr. Sandy currently serves on the U.S. EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and has served as an ad hoc member of two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Scientific Review panels, as a member of two National Academy committees, as a member of one Report on Carcinogens Expert panel, and as a peer reviewer for the National Research Council. 


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