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Dr. Joseph Rodricks is a founding Principal of ENVIRON (now Ramboll), and an internationally recognized expert in toxicology and risk analysis. He has consulted for hundreds of manufacturers, new product developers, and government agencies in the evaluation of health risks associated with human exposure to chemical substances of all types. Joseph came to consulting after a 15-year career as a scientist at the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). In his last four years at the USFDA, he served as Associate Commissioner for Health Affairs. His experience extends from pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products and foods to occupational chemicals and environmental contaminants. He has served on the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and on more than 40 boards and committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine, including the committees that produced the seminal works Risk Assessment in the Federal Government: Managing the Process (1983), and Science and Decisions–Advancing Risk Assessment (2009). Most recently he served on the National Academies committee that issued Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease. He has more than 150 scientific publications and has received 11 honorary awards from professional societies and other academic and non-academic institutions. He is author of the widely-used text, Calculated Risks, now in its second edition, published by Cambridge University Press, and has presented more than 300 lectures in countries around the world.