Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1994
  • B.S., Natural Resources, University of Rhode Island, 1981
Professional Honors
  • Recognized in 2018 by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for a highly cited paper, “Microplastics as vectors for bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic chemicals in the marine environment: A State-of-the-Science review,” which garnered the most downloads from that journal in the 12-month period from its date of publication.
  • Integrated Risk Assessment Paper of the Year for 2002 for “A Comparative Screening-Level Ecological and Human Risk Assessment for Dredged Material Management Alternatives in New York/New Jersey Harbor,” in the journal, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (member, editorial reviewer and former member of the Board of Directors for the North American Chapter)

Dr. Kane Driscoll is an aquatic toxicologist with over 30 years of experience in the application of risk assessment methods for evaluating the potential effects of environmental stressors. She specializes in exposure modeling and toxicity of contaminants, including metals, hydrocarbons associated with oil and gas, and persistent compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Dr. Kane Driscoll has directed numerous risk assessments for a variety of industrial, utility, and governmental clients. She has extensive experience designing and conducting laboratory and field studies to support the development of technically defensible solutions to environmental problems. She has worked on projects related to oil spills, industrial releases, and injuries to aquatic and terrestrial resources. Dr. Kane Driscoll has conducted expert reviews for various industrial clients and trade associations related to claims of environmental fate and effects of commercial products, including various plastics and pavement coatings.

Dr. Kane Driscoll is a specialist in the field of sediment toxicology, and her original research and publications in the areas of bioavailability and toxicity of sediment-associated contaminants are widely cited. She has extensive knowledge of the technical basis and predictive ability of various sediment quality benchmarks and has co-authored guidance documents on emerging methods for assessing the potential exposure and toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other organic contaminants.