Meet the Team
Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH
Founder and President of Environmental Health Trust
Dr. Davis was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. Davis was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services and appointed to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board by President Clinton. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the U.S. National Toxicology Program and various advisory committees to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was part of the team of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Honorable Al Gore as she was lead author on research assessing climate mitigation policies.
She is currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey. She has also authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications in books and journals.
Read her full bio here.
Ronald L Melnick, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Advisor
Dr. Ronald L. Melnick served as a toxicologist for 28+ years at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), before retiring in 2009. At NTP/NIEHS, Dr. Melnick was involved in the design, monitoring and interpretation of toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of numerous environmental and occupational agents including 1,3-butadiene, chloroprene, isoprene, water disinfection byproducts, etc. He led the design of the NTP carcinogenicity studies of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in rodents. In addition, his research has focused on the use of mechanistic data in assessing human health risks of environmental chemicals. He was manager of the NIEHS Experimental Toxicology Unit, Carcinogenesis and Toxicology Evaluation Branch, and group leader of the NIEHS Toxicokinetics and Biochemical Modeling Group, in the Laboratory of Computational Biology and Risk Analysis. He spent one year as an agency representative at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to work on interagency assessments of health risks of environmental agents and on risk assessment research needs in the Federal government. Dr. Melnick has organized several national and international symposiums and workshops on health risks associated with exposure to toxic and carcinogenic agents, and he has served on numerous scientific review boards and advisory panels, including those of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is a fellow (emeritus) of the Collegium Ramazzini. Dr. Melnick is the recipient of the American Public Health Association’s 2007 David P. Rall Award for science based advocacy in public health.
Anthony B. Miller MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FFPH, FACE
Senior Medical Advisor
Physician-epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Miller is currently Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He has served as Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto, Senior Epidemiologist, International Agency for Research on Cancer, and Head, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre, 2000-03; consultant to the Division of Cancer Prevention, U.S. National Cancer Institute and to the World Health Organization. Read his full Bio here.
Theodora Scarato MSW
Theodora Scarato directs EHT programs and coordinates scientific programs in the US and internationally with EHTs Senior Science Advisors. Scarato is a lead policy analyst and researcher for the EHT database on international actions– the most comprehensive collection of information on policy actions on cell phones and wireless. She previously worked with EHT as Director of Educational Resources and Public Affairs, developing educational resources for communities and governments.
She has co-founded several organizations both locally and nationally that address environmental health and safety concerns. As a practicing clinical psychotherapist, her two decades of work with children and adolescents includes directing an intensive special education therapy program in Montgomery County Schools and working a psychotherapist at an ADHD clinic. Her research interests include not only the effects from radiation exposures but also the social emotional effects of technology overuse.
Scarato has presented at National Institutes of Health, University of California San Francisco and has coordinated medical conferences and published research on technology and health impacts.
Her latest publication is on the scientific evidence on wireless and how to reduce radio frequency radiation in building.
Robert D. Morris, M.D., PhD, M.S.
Senior Medical Advisor
Robert D. Morris, MD, PhD, is an environmental epidemiologist and the senior medical advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. He has taught at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard University School of Public Health, and the Medical College of Wisconsin and has served as an advisor to the EPA, CDC, NIH and the President’s Cancer Panel. His work has been featured in the New York Times and the London Times, and on Dateline NBC and the BBC. His first book, The Blue Death, received a Nautilus Gold Award and was named one of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2007 by the American Library Association. He lives in Seattle, WA. View/Download his CV here.
L. Lloyd Morgan
Senior Science Fellow
Lloyd Morgan is an electronic engineer by training with 38 years of industrial experience to the Vice Presidential level (retired 2002) and a and Senior Research Fellow with Environmental Health Trust. He is a Board member of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (www.cbtrus.org) since the mid-1990s and a Board Member of the International EMF Alliance (IEMFA).
He is also a member of international science organizations, the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, (EBEA) and the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC).
Angela Tsiang, B.Sc.
Science Resource Specialist
Angela brings to the Environmental Health Trust team her experience in statistics, manufacturing, and product quality management. Angela has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She is very excited to be part of the EHT team and mission to conduct research on wireless radiation and work with communities, schools and policy makers to understand and mitigate their hazards.
Antoinette “Toni” Stein, Ph.D.
Antoinette “Toni” Stein, Ph.D. has a B.S. in Engineering from University of Wisconsin Madison, an M.S. in Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Ph.D in Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati in Air Quality Control with a Post Doc at the University of California Davis/Irvine. In addition to working for 7 years at General Electric (GE) in Aircraft Engines and Medical Systems Divisions, she also worked for 8 years in government as an engineer for the State of California Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Laboratory Branch, Indoor Air Quality and for the CA Department of General Services Procurement Division in Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) from which she retired at the end of 2013. Stein has and continues to actively serve on several Boards, Commissions and Advisory Committees. She is founder and Chair of the Occupational Environmental Health & Safety Alliance (OEHSA) (2014 to present) an organized labor organization and International Alliance that serves and advocates for improved Environmental Health & Safety of workers. And she is the Chair of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools’ (CHPS) Indoor Environmental (IEQ) Committee (2006 to present), Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board (2nd Vice President and Environmental Educator) (2014 to present), Berkeley Community Health Commission (2011-present) including the Health Equity sub-committee, Zero Waste International Alliance ZWIA ZW Certifications Committee (2015 to present). US FDA Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee (2012 to present). Also she previously served on the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL CA East Bay Co-Leader) 2009-2013, Menlo Park Planning Commissioner 1999-to 2003, San Mateo County Congestion Management and Air Quality Commission (CMAQ), 2000-2004, Bay Area Air Quality Management District Hearing Board Member, 1999-2002, San Mateo County Solid Waste Advisory Commission 1999-2004.
Education Resources Contributor
Andrea is a former journalist, certified building biology practitioner, and the mother of nine children. She is the founder of momsAWARE, a non profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues. Her journey began in 2008 when a serious toxic mold exposure compromised her family’s health. She is the author of Is Your House Killing You? A Beginner’s Guide to Toxic Mold . Andrea resides in Vail, AZ with her husband, Chris and five of their children. Keep up with Andrea by following her blog It Takes Time.
Jeromy Johnson helps people mitigate the negative impacts of EMF exposure. He has an advanced degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years. He became electrically sensitive in 2011 after extensive EMF exposure and now helps individuals and families navigate this topic through his TEDx Talk “Wireless Wake-Up Call” and website (www.emfanalysis.com).
Brian Bunn, MPH (c), REHS/RS, CP-FS, PDC, BBEC-it, EMRS-it, ASP-it
Graduate Research Intern, Senior Environmental Epidemiology Science Intern on Special Projects
Brian is currently completing a dual concentration MPH degree (Environmental Health Science & Epidemiology) at the Fairbanks School of Public Health & Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a certified Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian and a Certified Professional in Food Safety (both from NEHA), Permaculture Designer, as well as possesses training in healthy buildings, building science, and electromagnetic radiation from the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (Bau-Biologie) where he is finishing his Building Biology Environmental Consultant and Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Specialist credentials, and is also studying for his Associate Safety Professional (BCSP) credential.
He has also worked at various levels in tribal, county, state, and federal public health, and has a diverse interdisciplinary academic background in history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, as well as experience in national and international politics, including leadership and lobbying experience in Washington, D. C. and Jerusalem. His research interests include healthy housing and living and the intersection of transnational and national political-economy on medicine and health. His long-term goals include attending medical school and taking medicine back to the home since exposures to various hazards are often the easiest to mitigate and can have the most crucial impact there. He believes in holistic, functional, and environmental medicine, as well as sourcing our food, water, medicine, building materials, furnishings, information, etc. from only those with great integrity, deep knowledge, and a gentle wisdom. He also believes that we should (as a society) be more cautious in how we integrate potentially-hazardous technologies into our lives before comprehensively, and with integrity, assessing for health hazards (like cell phones, computers, wireless devices, etc.) He travels all over the country consulting with people about issues in their homes and serves as a resource to his community.
Mary Anne Tierney, RN, MPH
Founder of SafeTechKids NC
Mary Anne is a registered nurse with many years of experience as a public health educator, coordinating coalitions on health issues affecting children. Mary Anne founded SafeTechKidsNC to support policy changes in public schools that promote responsible and safe educational technology. She also has a background in grant-writing and public relations. She lives with her husband and son in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Janet is the founder of her own firm, JV Public Relations NY. For the past 20 years, Janet has spearheaded major campaigns in the area of oncology, immunology, neurology, vaccines, medical devices, medical technology, national consumer health and wellness campaigns including spearheading the work for EHT. Janet graduated in 1993 from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and currently resides in NY with her family. She is a member and Vice Chair at Women in Bio Metro New York Chapter—a network of women working within the life sciences and pharma sector in the tristate area.
Kristen Joy Hartnett
Kristen lives Jackson, Wyoming where EHT is based. She specializes in graphic and web design, and helps communicate EHT’s mission through the website and other media platforms.
Alison Main is a freelance writer and creative director. With almost two decades of experience in art direction, corporate branding, and advertising, Alison creates strategic and integrated multi-platform campaigns to affect change, evoke emotion, and inspire action. As a freelance journalist, Alison’s focus is on environmental health and illness, wireless radiation, EMF safety, chemical safety, and technology addiction. She has a BA in English and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Certification in Graphic & Digital Design from Parsons School of Design. Her own health journey began several years ago when she became electro-hypersensitive and chemically sensitive. Alison’s work with EHT blends expressive intention with scientific research and educational authority to raise public awareness for environmental health concerns.
Franc received his B.A degree in Information Systems from University of Maryland University College, he holds several IT certificates in A+, Network+, Sec+ and SSCP. Franc has experience with a wide variety of software including advanced uses of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. He also was introduced to Camtasia Studio, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro.