Robyn has completed several assignments for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences using multiple systematic review tools. She has also been involved in several work assignments for the National Center for Environmental Assessment, including authoring Provisional Toxicity Values in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Program and several Integrated Risk Information System Toxicological Reviews. In addition, Robyn has been involved in evaluating studies for chemical registration under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation. She also helped develop robust study summaries in the International Uniform Chemical Information Database 5, and prepare toxicological assessments for several chemicals.
Robyn has conducted multiple literature reviews and has been involved in the production and testing of two relational retrieval databases. She has extensive experience with in vivo toxicological experimentation and has published several articles and book chapters on various topics including systemic review and hormesis.
Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Pelch, K., Wignall, J.A., Goldstone, A.E., Ross, P.K., Blain, R.B., Shapiro, A.J., Holmgrenc, S.D., Hsieha, J-H., Svobodad, D., Auerbacha, S.S., Parham, F.M., Mastena, S.A., Walker, V., Rooney, A., Thayer, K.A. (2019). A scoping review of the health and toxicological activity of bisphenol A (BPA) structural analogues and functional alternatives. Toxicology. 424: 1 August 2019, 152235.
- Morgan, R,L., Thayer, K.A., Santesso, N., Holloway, A.C., Blain, R., Eftim, S.E., Goldstone, A.E., Ross, P., et al. (2019). A risk of bias instrument for non-randomized studies of exposures: A users' guide to its application in the context of GRADE. Environ Int. 122:168-184.
Morgan, R.L., Thayer, K.A., Santesso, N., Holloway, A.C., Blain, R., Eftim, S.E., Goldstone, A.E., Ross, P., Guyatt, G., & Schünemann, H.J. (2018). Evaluation of the risk of bias in non-randomized studies of interventions (ROBINS-I) and the 'target experiment' concept in studies of exposures: Rationale and preliminary instrument development. Environ Int. 120:382-387. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.018.
Walker, V.R., Boyles, A.L., Pelch, K.E., Holmgren, S.D., Shapiro, A.J., Blystone, C.R., Devito, M.J., Newbold, R.R., Blain. R., Hartman, P., Thayer, K.A., & Rooney, A.A. (2018). Human and animal evidence of potential transgenerational inheritance of health effects: An evidence map and state-of-the-science evaluation. Environ Int. 115:48-69. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.12.032.
Boyles, A.L., Blain, R.B., Rochester, J.R., Avanasi, R., Goldhaber, S.B., McComb, S., Holmgren, S.D., Masten, S.A., Thayer, K.A. (2017). Systematic review of community health impacts of mountaintop removal mining. Environ Int. 107:163-172. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.07.002.