September 1, 2010
Dr. Jack S. Mandel has rejoined Exponent as Chief Science Officer. Most recently he was Professor and Director of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. From 2002-2008, Dr. Mandel was at Emory University in Atlanta where he served as Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, in the Rollins School of Public Health and Deputy Director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences in the Winship Cancer Institute. While at Emory, he was selected as a Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) Distinguished Cancer Scholar. From 1999-2002, Dr. Mandel was a Group Vice President at Exponent.
Dr. Mandel was a member of the University of Minnesota faculty from 1975-1999. From 1995 to 1999, he was the Head of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health. In 1996, he received the distinguished honor of being named to the endowed Mayo Chair in Public Health. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching. During his tenure at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Mandel served on a number of international, national, state, and local committees. He has also served as a consultant to industry, professional associations, and governmental agencies.
Dr. Mandel has conducted many case-control, cohort (both prospective and retrospective), cross-sectional, experimental, and methodological studies. He has published more than 200 articles related to epidemiology, including studies of prostate, colorectal, kidney, pancreatic, breast, lung, stomach, hematopoietic and skin cancers. These studies have evaluated a variety of potential etiologic factors including occupational exposures, radiation, pesticides and other chemicals, hormones, medications, diet, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as other lifestyle factors.