Judy S. LaKind

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LaKind Associates, LLC, Catonsville, Maryland, and Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dr. LaKind is President of LaKind Associates, LLC, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a Fellow-by-Courtesy in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. LaKind has taught graduate-level courses at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in risk assessment and aquatic chemistry. Previously, Dr. LaKind was a geologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Federal Activities. She is a health and environmental scientist with expertise in exposure science, assessment of human health risks, biomonitoring, scientific and technical analysis for regulatory support, and systematic reviews. Dr. LaKind has spoken and published extensively on children’s exposures to environmental chemicals, the implications of uncertainty in the risk assessment process, weighing potential risks and benefits related to chemical use, the presence of environmental chemicals in human milk, interpretation of biomonitoring data in exposure- and health-based contexts, and time dependence and distributional analysis of exposure.

Dr. LaKind is a former President of the International Society of Exposure Science. She is a member of the ISES i-HBM Steering Committee and a councilor for the Exposure Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology. Dr. LaKind also served on the World Health Organization Survey Coordinating Committee for the World Health Organization Global Survey of Human Milk for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the Institute of Medicine Committee on Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Panel on Perchlorate — Approaches for Deriving Maximum Contaminant Level Goals for Drinking Water, Maryland’s Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, the Maryland Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Cancer Cluster Advisory Committee, and the Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup. Dr. LaKind has received awards, including the 2017 Society of Toxicology Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Award for Best Paper Contributing to the Field of Regulatory and Safety Evaluation in Toxicology and the 2015 Environment Protection Agency Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III for “Providing Critical Models and Information Needed for Exposure and Risk Assessments of Environmental Chemicals in Infants.” She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health and Environment International.

Dr. LaKind holds a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.