The External Advisory Board (EAB) comprises prominent national leaders in Environmental Health Science (EHS) who provide strong direction, advice, and assessment of program progress. The EAB meets annually to review the activities and outcomes of the Center and to make recommendations for change.


Matthew Campen

University of New Mexico

BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, postdoctoral fellowship in pulmonary physiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Lee Ferguson

Duke University

Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2002

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University

Melanie Pearson

Emory University

Director, Community Engagement Core; Rollins School of Public Health

Jason Richardson - Chair

University of Georgia

Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Isakson Center for Neurological Disease Research at UGA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS).