DR. DAVID EASTMOND
Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Riverside
Eastmond’s research focuses on the mechanisms involved in the toxicity and carcinogenesis of environmental agents. One important goal of this research is to allow adverse health effects associated with chemical exposure in human populations to be more accurately estimated. Eastmond graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Zoology and an M.S. in Entomology, and from UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences. His postdoctoral work was at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in Livermore, CA. Eastmond served as President of the Environmental Mutagen Society from May 2003 to October 2004, as the chair of the Enviromental Toxicology Program at the University of California, Riverside from 1999 to 2004, and is currently a Council Member on the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
State Department Profile
Dr. Eastmond worked in the Bureau of European Affairs (EUR), where he was the bureau’s principal advisor on EU chemicals regulation policy. In this capacity, he was a member of the EPA delegation to Brussels for negotiations on formulation and harmonization of chemical regulation policy. He also provided expert scientific analysis of proposed EU chemicals legislation, and worked closely with EPA, OMB, and FDA to develop avenues for greater US/EU collaboration on regulation of genetically-modified agricultural crops.
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