Samantha is a toxicologist and manager with more than 10 years of experience in toxicology research and the conduction of environmental exposure risk assessments. She designed and led fit-for-purpose systematic literature reviews and hazard identification documents that use cutting-edge analytical tools and models to derive crucial conclusions for human health concerns.
Since 2019, Samantha served as project manager or technical lead for several projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Toxicology Program, and Veterans Affairs. She managed and supported multiple scoping reviews and systematic review tasks, including problem formulation, literature search strategy, literature screening, study quality evaluation, data extraction, visualization development, text synthesis, and overall document production.
In 2013, Samantha completed her Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Samantha joined us after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the US EPA, where her research interests were wide and included examining neuroendocrine regulation of ozone-induced cardiopulmonary, systemic, and metabolic responses. She is an author or co-author of nearly 50 toxicology papers in peer-reviewed journals. Samantha is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) since 2018 and an active member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) since 2010, serving on several executive committees.
- “Air Pollutant Impacts on the Brain and Neuroendocrine System with Implications for Peripheral Organs: A Perspective,” Inhalation Toxicology, 2023.
- "A Systematic Evidence Map for the Evaluation of Noncancer Health Effects and Exposures to Polychlorinated Biphenyl Mixtures,” Environmental Research, 2022.
- “Glucose dynamics during ozone exposure measured using radiotelemetry: Stress drivers and human concordance,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2022.
- “Diets Enriched with Coconut, Fish, or Olive Oil Modify Peripheral Metabolic Effects of Ozone in Rats,” Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2021.
- “Offspring Susceptibility to Metabolic Alterations due to Maternal High-Fat Diet and the Impact of Inhaled Ozone Used as a Stressor,” Scientific Reports, 2020.