Jessica Wignall has 10 years of consulting and research experience and is an environmental health scientist and project manager that specializes in toxicology and risk assessment projects, toxicological and epidemiologic study summaries and reviews, literature reviews, technical writing, hazard assessments, and health and risk communication. She also manages projects that involve database creation and management, website development, data visualization, and other data science techniques used to develop innovative solutions for clients. She has experience with scientific workshop planning, on topics such as children's health, global chemical management and regulations, exposure science, and uncertainty and variability.
Ms. Wignall works with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop systematic review methods and approaches, such as adapting GRADE methods and approaches for use in environmental health science, evaluating the health effects of hair dyes, and helping develop an approach to evaluate the mechanistic effects of Bisphenol-A and BPA-like surrogates. Ms. Wignall helps coordinate ICF’s support for the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT), which includes reviewing and extracting toxicological data into the Toxicity Reference Database (ToxRefDB), as well as managed a project for the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to evaluate health effects associated with in utero exposures to environmental chemicals. She has worked on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments, including arsenic, hexavalent chromium, dibutyl phthalate, and benzyl butyl phthalate, and has experience working with the REACH regulations and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, assisting chemical consortia and groups such as CONCAWE with compliance and managing data and information requirements. Ms. Wignall supports work under contract to American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Long-Range Research Initiative, which includes communications, document production, workshop and meeting support, database and software development, and scientific research program implementation.
Ms. Wignall has an M.S.P.H. degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Society of Toxicology.