Ms. Lauren Brown is a board-certified toxicologist in ToxStrategies’ Health Sciences Practice. She has more than 12 years of professional experience, including implementing risk assessments, developing toxicological reference values, evaluating toxicological studies, performing systematic literature reviews, carrying out risk characterization and conducting scientific analysis to inform regulatory development for federal and state governments. She works with clients to solve complex problems in the environmental health field related to chemical hazard and risk assessment, chemical prioritization, and regulatory support. Prior to joining ToxStrategies, she managed a large volume of technical consulting work related to human health hazard and risk assessment. This work spanned multiple contracts and federal agencies, including the U.S. EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Ms. Brown has provided technical support to clients for all aspects of risk assessment, including hazard characterization, exposure assessment, dose-response analyses, and risk characterization. Her experience includes conducting human health benefits assessments of proposed EPA regulations relating to reduction of chemical exposures under the Toxics Substances Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. She has also supported EPA and non-profit groups in understanding the magnitude of adverse health effects related to lead and perchlorate exposure. She has also implemented literature reviews, incorporating systematic review methods such as risk-of-bias assessments and weight-of-evidence hazard characterization. She is adept with tools used for systematic reviews, including DistillerSR, the Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative (HAWC) and AbstrackR.
Ms. Brown earned her Master of Science in Environmental Health from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard in 2010. During her academic career, she worked as a student researcher/intern for the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research and the Water Quality Division of the District of Columbia Department of the Environment. This work included drinking-water research, field work, and inspections under National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. She has presented at multiple scientific conferences, including the Society for Risk Analysis, the Society of Toxicology, and the Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference, and she was named a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in 2019. She has also been an invited reviewer for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology and is an active member of the Society of Toxicology.