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About ISES California

The Chapter
The California Chapter of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) was established in 2017.  The Chapter’s aim is to develop and foster a community of Californians working in exposure science and to support ISES in its mission. ISES seeks to foster and advance exposure science related to environmental contamination in human populations and ecosystems; promote communication among exposure analysts, epidemiologists, toxicologists, and other scientists; recommend approaches to substantive or methodological concerns; and strengthen the impact of exposure assessment and analysis on environmental policy.


Chapter Officers 
Acting President- Dr. Thomas E. McKone
Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Acting Treasurer-Dr. Jed Waldman
Chief, Environmental Health Laboratory
California Department of Public Health,


Acting Secretary-Laura Kwong
PhD Candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Stanford University


Exposure Science

•Fosters multidisciplinary interaction and promotes multidisciplinary solutions to complex public health problems through integration of disciplines including analytical chemistry, epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, public health, risk assessment, ecological health, and occupational health

•Develops state of the art methods for measuring and estimating exposures, and the use of these measures in epidemiology, risk assessment and environmental health policy

•Addresses exposures to environmental chemical exposures as well as to radionuclides, pathogens, food additives, and pharmaceuticals through traditional and innovative methods including biomonitoring, mobile and personal monitoring, and classical media-based measurements

The International Society of Exposure Science
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The International Society of Exposure Science

(ISES), founded in 1989, is a worldwide society

committed to promotion and advancement of

exposure science (methods, measurements,

models) as it relates to the complex inter-relationships between human populations, communities, ecosystems, wildlife, and chemical, biological, and physical agents, and non-chemical stressors.

ISES members have diverse expertise and training in biological, physical, environmental, and social sciences, as well as various engineering disciplines, among others. The Society’s multidisciplinary expertise and international reach make it the premiere professional society for practitioners associated with all aspects of exposure science (research, teaching, policy, communication, and outreach).  

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