About ICF

Jess Wignall

Senior Director, Health Sciences

Jess is an environmental health scientist with more than 15 years of research and project management experience.

Jess is an environmental health scientist and manager specializing in toxicology projects, risk assessment, data management, scientific research program implementation, and data analysis. She focuses on toxicology, risk assessment projects, literature reviews, and health and risk communication.

Jess manages database creation and management projects, website development, data visualization, and other data science and analytical techniques to develop innovative solutions. She serves as a contract manager, program manager, and project manager for U.S. federal clients such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

In 2013, Jess received a master’s in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her research involving benchmark dose modeling and the quantitative structure-activity relationships to environmental chemicals. Jess also received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia.

Areas of expertise
  • MSPH, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Biology, University of Virginia
  • “A Scoping Review of the Health and Toxicological Activity of Bisphenol A (BPA) Structural Analogues and Functional Alternatives,” Toxicology, 2019.
  • “Novel Text Analytics Approach to Identify Relevant Literature for Human Health Risk Assessments: A Pilot Study with Health Effects of In Utero Exposures,” Environment International, 2020.
  • “ToxRefDB Version 2.0: Improved Utility for Predictive and Retrospective Toxicology Analyses,” Reproductive Toxicology, 2019.
  • “Conditional Toxicity Value (CTV) Predictor: An In Silico Approach for Generating Quantitative Risk Estimates for Chemicals,” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2018.
  • Enabling novel paradigms: a biological questions-based approach to human chemical hazard and drug safety assessment, Toxicological Sciences, 2023.