Dr. Michael Dellarco is an environmental health scientist. He serves as an independent consultant to industry, institutions, and government agencies internationally. His professional interests relate to understanding exposure to environmental contaminants and their effect on health and to development of policies to protect public health. His expertise spans measurement and modeling of contaminants in the environment, their contribution to health effects and disease, and exposure assessment tools and techniques for risk assessment and health policy decisions. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University of Whiting School of Engineering.
Dr. Dellarco has directed environmental health research programs at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute. Examples include the Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems Program, the National Children’s Study, RISK 21, the Interagency Indoor Air Quality Committee, the Human Exposure Assessment Location Project, and the Dioxin Implementation Plan.
He is active in capacity building and network development. Examples include: The Environment and Child Health International Birth Cohort Group; the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute; Society of Toxicology Government Liaison Committee; US Environmental Protection Agency Red Team (counter terrorism response team); Exposure Specialty Group in the Society of Risk Analysis; and founding member, inaugural Secretary, and past President of the International Society of Exposure Science.