Joshua Cleland has 20 years of experience providing technical support for U.S. federal environmental quality and food safety regulatory programs. His areas of expertise include chemical exposure and risk assessment, environmental modeling, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to solid and hazardous waste management, air and water pollution control, food safety, organic foods, and biotechnology.
Mr. Cleland has used Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications to create more than 30 user-friendly information management and decision support tools and models for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and other clients. For example, he built a risk-ranking model for FDA to evaluate chemicals in imported aquaculture products, a tool for USDA to aggregate salmonella monitoring data from poultry production facilities, and a tool for FAA to estimate atmospheric emissions from commercial space flight programs. For EPA, he developed the Multimedia Ingestion Risk Calculator (MIRC), a model to estimate human health risk from chemical exposures through diet and other noninhalation exposure pathways.
Mr. Cleland holds a master’s degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan.