Lucy Fraiser, Ph.D., DABT, Principal
Dr. Lucy Fraiser is a board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology) with over 23 years of experience in the fields of toxicology, exposure assessment, and health effects evaluation.
While Dr. Fraiser
works with all environmental media, she
specializes in air quality health evaluations, including assessment of whether criteria pollutant emissions cause or contribute to a condition of air pollution and determination of the likelihood that air toxics will adversely impact health or welfare.
experience spans both the public and private sectors.
As a Senior Toxicologist with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, she conducted and oversaw risk assessments conducted by the Agency for incinerators and industrial boilers seeking permits to burn hazardous waste, provided support to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they formulated national policies related to combustion risk assessment, provided critical input into the development of cleanup standards under the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP), served as an external peer reviewer for risk assessment guidance documents developed by EPA Region 6 and adopted as national guidance, and represented the Agency on EPA workgroups and in contested case hearings.
As a consultant, Dr. Fraiser has conducted, managed, and/or reviewed hundreds of multi-pathway exposure and human health risk assessments and risk-based corrective action (RBCA) evaluations for a wide variety of environmental pollutants and industry sectors.
has, on many occasions, examined the scientific foundation on which exposure assumptions and toxicity criteria are based on behalf of private and public sector clients and trade organizations and her
leading work on these issues has resulted in corrections to regulatory guidance and risk-based criteria.
has developed numerous health-based criteria for compounds lacking published values using toxicity studies, structure activity relationships, and her
knowledge of pharmacokinetics.
Dr. Fraiser has been qualified as an expert, deposed, and has provided expert testimony in contested case hearings as well as criminal case hearings on numerous occasions.
has testified before the Texas State Legislature and in public meetings on behalf of industrial clients and conducted a televised press conference on behalf of a state and a national trade organization.
She has been an active member in a number of professional societies such as the Society of Toxicology, Central Texas Chapter (former Treasurer and Secretary) and National Air & Waste Management Association, Society for Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, and Society for Risk Analysis.
Dr. Fraiser received her B.A. in Psychology in 1985 and her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Texas in 1991.