Debra’s four decades of work include extensive research on the impact of chronic ozone inhalation, health effects of inhaled benzene and other air toxics associated with combustion, and recommendations for health-based guidelines for indoor formaldehyde. She joined Ramboll in 2010 as our first toxicology expert for the New England area, and is one of two Ramboll employees who have earned this prestigious experienced-based certification. Principal Rosalind (Roz) Schoof was named an ATS Fellow in 2011.
“I’m very pleased that Debra is joining me as a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Her election reflects recognition by her peers of her exemplary record of professional accomplishment in the field of toxicology,” said Roz. “This recognition reflects the body of her work throughout her career, as well as her activities with professional organisations and committees that have advanced the science of toxicology.”
A Fellow of the Academy must have an exemplary record of professional accomplishment as well as extensive evidence of recognition in toxicology as reflected by appointment or election to councils, committees, etc. The rigorous application process comprises three primary parts: education and experience, professional practice of toxicology and professional recognition.
“I’m very excited for this recognition. There were many big names in the field whom I immediately recognised on the list of current fellows,” said Debra. “It is a tremendous honour to be included among them.”