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Board Liaison
John Toll
Brian Mulhearn
Susan Turnblom


Participation in HHRA IG is open to all interested parties. If you are not already a member, make sure you are signed in to your SETAC account then click "Join Group” near the top of this page.

Mission and Purpose

The HHRA IG exists to serve as a scientific resource to all stakeholders impacted by the topic of human health exposures and risk and fulfills the following mission and purpose:

  • Serve as a focal point within SETAC as a means of involving the membership in research and discussions
  • Stimulate critical assessment in order to establish the best available science
  • Encourage the worldwide incorporation of the best available science and strategic approaches
  • Advance the overall understanding of the fate, effects, and potential health consequences of environmental stresses
  • Provide scientific support to ensure effective regulatory decision making
  • Provide a neutral platform and focal point for collaborative identification, evaluation and resolution of scientific issues

Steering Committee - 2017

Brian Mulhearn, Industry, chair

Susan Turnblom, Government, incoming chair

Spencer Williams, Government, past-chair

Marie Bourgeois, Academia

J. Ruddie Clarkson, Industry

Michael Kierski, Industry

Yvette Lowney, Industry

Shawn Sager, Industry

Patricia Videla, Government

Mark Williams, Academia


Goals - 2017

  • Promote the HHRA IG within and outside SETAC and grow its membership.

  • Sponsor several sessions at the SETAC North America Meeting by fostering collaboration with other IGs to advance HHRA methods  and application with SETAC.
  • Revise the IG Charter.


  • The HHRA IG Steering Committee holds periodic conference calls that are open to all members.
  • The HHRA IG typically holds one formal meeting per year at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting.
  • Please contact members of the steering committee for further information.

Annual Reports

2016 HHRA IG Annual Report

2015 HHRA IG Annual Report

2014 HHRA IG Annual Report

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