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. In her career, Ms. Brown has worked with a diverse client base, including government (federal and state), private sector, and non-governmental organizations. At ToxStrategies, her work revolves around providing clients in the personal-care and cosmetics space with toxicological support related to safety assessment, toxicity testing, and protocol development. 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 safety assessment for a variety of cosmetic and personal-care products for small to large companies. In addition, Ms. Brown has supported 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. 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 the journals Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology and Toxicology Reports and Environmental Research and is an active member of the Society of Toxicology.