Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Duquesne University, 2007
  • B.S., Chemistry, Allegheny College, 2001
Licenses & Certifications
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)
Professional Honors
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at National Center for Environmental Assessment/Integrated Risk Information System (NCEA/IRIS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 2011
  • Annual R&D 2015 Leadership Award, Application of Computational Models in Stewardship," Reynolds American Incorporated, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Best Postdoctoral Paper Award (Postdoctoral Assembly), 52nd Annual SOT meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2013
  • Top Ten Best Abstract Award (Risk Assessment Specialty Section), 51st Annual SOT meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012
  • Perry J. Gehring Best Postdoctoral Fellow Abstract Award (Biological Modeling Specialty Section), 50th Annual SOT meeting, Washington, DC, 2011
  • Perry J. Gehring Best Postdoctoral Fellow Abstract Award (Risk Assessment Specialty Section), 49th Annual SOT meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Toxicology (SOT), 2009-present Participant - ToXchange Task Force (2011-2014)
    • Postdoctoral representative - Risk Assessment Specialty Section (2009-2012)
    • Postdoctoral representative - Continuing Education Committee (2009-2010)
    • Councilor - Postdoctoral Assembly of SOT (2010-2011)
    • Reviewer - Served as reviewer for Risk Assessment Specialty Section Best Paper Award (2014) and reviewer for SOT session proposals (2015)
    • Member of Risk Assessment Specialty Section Endowment Fund Committee
    • Member of Biological Modeling, Risk Assessment, Medical Devices, Food Safety, and Regulatory & Safety Evaluation Specialty Sections
    • Member of North Carolina and National Capital Area Regional Chapters
  • Society for Risk Analysis, 2011-present
  • American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Toxicology, 2000-present

A board-certified toxicologist, Dr. Loccisano specializes in the development and application of computational modeling techniques, such as pharmacokinetic models, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models, and probabilistic human health risk assessments. She has applied these types of models to various environmental toxicants and consumer products in order to predict human exposures and the resulting risks. 

Dr. Loccisano also has expertise in human health risk assessment, toxicokinetics, and product stewardship, and she has a research background in computational chemistry.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Loccisano was a Senior Scientist/Toxicologist with Reynolds American, Inc., where she performed exposure assessments as well as both deterministic and probabilistic risk assessments of consumer products in support of regulatory submissions. She contributed to the development of reference risk values and cancer slope factors for various constituents found in consumer products in order to support risk assessments for regulatory compliance. Additionally, her work included product stewardship of a variety of consumer products. 

During her postdoctoral work at the USEPA/NCEA/IRIS, Dr. Loccisano developed and applied PBPK models to various chemicals of Agency concern. She also contributed to a number of chemical assessments through evaluation of dose-response, mode-of-action, and toxicokinetic data. During her postdoctoral work at the Hamner Institutes, Dr. Loccisano developed and applied PBPK models for perfluorinated surfactants (PFOA and PFOS) for several species and life stages for use in human health risk assessment.