Dr. Chad Sandusky
Dr. Chad Sandusky is currently Director of Research and senior toxicology advisor to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a non-profit organization that promotes good nutrition, conducts clinical trials and promotes nonanimal experimental methods in medical and scientific research.
, Dr. Sandusky
coordinates the review and preparation of comments on the EPA's
High Production Volume Challenge Program (HPV) and Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP) chemical assessments.
As such, he
stresses the weight-of-evidence approach in these assessments and the development of exposure scenarios as key to the success of these programs.
is actively engaged in identifying methods which use alternatives to animal testing to meet the needs of the safety assessments, including tests undergoing validation at the
for Alternative Methods (ECVAM) and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
Dr. Sandusky was the past Manager of Toxicology and Risk Assessment at ENVIRON and has extensive experience at both the EPA and ENVIRON in pesticide toxicology as well as exposure and risk assessments.
For example, he evaluated the toxicology of pesticides and extrapolated these effects in risk assessments; directed the dietary exposure and risk assessments for agrochemicals and other potentially toxic residues in foods using the TAS Dietary exposure software; served as toxicology team leader and senior author of numerous EPA documents, including Registrations Standards and Position Documents; and since the passage of the FQPA in August 1996, coordinated the review and assessment of numerous agrochemicals to address the full range of new requirements, including: assessing aggregate exposure from multiple pathways (e.g., drinking water and residential use), cumulative exposure to chemicals with a common mode of action, accounting for potential sensitivity to infants and children, and assessing the potential for endocrine disruption.
has extensive international experience including the coordination and submission of dossiers for the EU Reauthorization process under EU 91/414 and presentation of the results to member states.
also represented the
More recently, Dr. Sandusky
represented the International Coalition of Animal Protection Organizations
(ICAPO) at the OECD meetings in
on the Existing Chemicals Programme.
Dr. Sandusky received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the
. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgetown University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry,
He is currently a member of the Society of Toxicology, and was previously affiliated with such organizations as the International Society of Exposure Analysis and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.