Pamela Dopart

Pamela J. Dopart, Ph.D., CIH

Senior Scientist
Health Sciences
Bowie

Dr. Dopart is an environmental and occupational health scientist who specializes in exposure assessment methods to inform health risk assessments. Her work has involved developing exposure estimates for epidemiology studies and health risk assessments using various exposure assessment approaches, including exposure reconstruction from historical data, job-exposure matrices, determinants of exposure modeling, and simulation studies. She has developed quantitative and qualitative estimates of exposure for a wide range of agents, including asbestos, chlorinated solvents, formaldehyde, ionizing radiation, and lead and other metals. She also has experience in the assessment of exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) and radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) in relation to potential biological and health effects.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Dopart was in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. Her research focused on improving methods for assessing occupational and environmental exposures for epidemiologic studies of cancer. 

Dr. Dopart was awarded her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation research examined statistical methods for estimating missing or incomplete exposure data using an occupational cohort of naval shipyard workers. She also received an M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences, with a concentration in Industrial Hygiene, from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She earned a certificate in health risk assessment from the Johns Hopkins’ Risk Sciences and Public Policy program. She has presented her work at various national and international conferences, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2015
  • M.P.H., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
  • B.S., Chemistry, James Madison University, 2006
  • NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Award, 2017

    American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Student Sponsorship, 2014

    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Morgan-James Scholarship Fund, 2013

    3M Personal Safety Division’s Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship, 2013

    University of Michigan School of Public Health Marvin Selin Memorial Scholarship, 2008

    American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Ralph G. Smith Scholarship, 2007

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), CP #11772

Publications

Dopart PJ, Locke SJ, Cocco P, Bassig BA, Josse PR, Stewart PA, Purdue MP, Lan Q, Rothman N, Friesen MC. Estimation of source-specific occupational benzene exposure in a population-based case-control study of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2019; 63(8):842-855.

Sauvé JF, Ramsay JM, Locke SJ, Dopart PJ, Josse PR, Zaebst DD, Albert PS, Cantor KP, Baris D, Jackson BP, Karagas MR, Hosain GM, Schwenn M, Johnson A, Purdue MP, Koutros S, Silverman DT, Friesen MC. Validity of retrospective occupational exposure estimates of lead and manganese in a case-control study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019; 76(9):680-687.

Callahan CL, Friesen MC, Locke SJ, Dopart PJ, Stewart PA, Schwartz K, Ruterbusch JJ, Graubard BI, Chow WH, Rothman N, Hofmann JN, Purdue MP. Case-control investigation of occupational lead exposure and kidney cancer. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019;76(7):433-440.

Callahan CL, Locke SJ, Dopart PJ, Stewart PA, Schwartz K, Ruterbusch JJ, Graubard BI, Rothman N, Hofmann JN, Purdue MP, Friesen MC. Decision rule approach applied to estimate occupational lead exposure in a case-control study of kidney cancer. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2018; 61(11):901-910.

Dopart PJ, Friesen MC. New opportunities in exposure assessment of occupational epidemiology: use of measurements to aid exposure reconstruction in population-based studies. Current Environmental Health Reports 2017; 4(3):355-363.

Madl, AK, Hollins DM, Devlin KD, Donovan EP, Dopart PJ, Scott PK, Perez AL. Airborne asbestos exposures associated with gasket and packing replacement: A simulation study and meta-analysis. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 2014; 69(3):304-319.

Cowan DM, Dopart P, Ferracini T, Sahmel J, Merryman K, Gaffney S, Paustenbach DJ. A cross-sectional analysis of reported corporate environmental sustainability practices. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 2010; 58(3):524-538.

Conference Abstracts

Dopart P, Freeman E. Practical guide to evaluating dermal exposures to your consumer products. Product Stewardship Conference. Columbus, OH, September 10, 2019.

Dopart PJ, Chee EML, Curriero FC, Navas-Acien A, Matanoski GM, Lees PSJ. Systematic evaluation of bias associated with a multiple imputation approach for estimating missing exposure data. International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Joint Meeting. Ottawa, Canada, August 26-30, 2018.

Dopart PJ, Ji BT, Xue S, Lu W, Stewart PA, Katki HA, Friesen MC. Prioritizing use of multiple experts in occupational exposure assessments using mean risk stratification. Poster presentation, Society for Epidemiologic Research 50th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2017.

D opart PJ, Purdue MP, Locke SJ, Bassig BA, Ji BT, Xue S, Chow W, Lan Q, Rothman N, Friesen MC. Combining expert-based exposure intensity ratings with quantitative measurement data to estimate historical trichloroethylene exposure in a prospective population-based cohort. Poster presentation, DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium, Bethesda, MD, 2016.

Dopart PJ, Chee EML, Curriero FC, Navas-Acien A, Matanoski GM, Lees PSJ. Using multiple imputation to estimate missing radiation exposure data in an occupational cohort of naval shipyard workers. Poster presentation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health EHS Research Retreat, Baltimore, MD, 2015.

Dopart PJ, Dalton PH, Maute C, Lees PSJ. Understanding factors related to between- and within-subject variation in an effort to better define SEGs. 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2013.

Dopart PJ, Dalton PH, Maute C, Lees PSJ. Exploration of variation in SEGs in an effort to reduce exposure misclassification. 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science, Seattle, WA, 2012.

Invited Presentations

Dopart PJ. Exposure to electromagnetic fields: effectively identifying quality publications and communicating the science. Oral presentation at the Florida American Industrial Hygiene Association Local Section and Florida Chapter of the Health Physics Society Fall 2019 Joint Meeting, Cape Canaveral, FL, October 18, 2019.

Dopart PJ. How to talk with stakeholders about EMF and health concerns. Oral presentation at the EUCI Best Practices in Public Engagement for Energy Projects conference, Waltham, MA, October 9, 2019.

Dopart PJ. Using multiple imputation to estimate missing radiation exposures. Oral presentation (guest lecture) in Methods in the Exposure Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, April 12, 2016.

Dopart PJ. Exposure, dose-response, and risk assessment. Oral presentation (guest lecture) in Introductory Principles of Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, February 6, 2014.

Dopart PJ. Toxicity potential of chemicals commonly found in our environment. Oral presentation (guest lecture) for California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 4, 2010.

Dopart PJ. Toxicity potential of chemicals commonly found in building materials. Oral presentation (guest lecture) for Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2009.

Prior Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 2015-2018

Associate Health Scientist, ChemRisk, 2008-2010

Industrial Hygiene Intern, Sandia National Laboratories, 2007

Professional Affiliations

American Industrial Hygiene Association

  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Committee 
  • Student and Early Career Professionals Committee (Chair)

International Society of Exposure Science

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Annals of Work Exposure and Health

Environmental Research

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2015
  • M.P.H., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
  • B.S., Chemistry, James Madison University, 2006
  • NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Award, 2017

    American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Student Sponsorship, 2014

    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Morgan-James Scholarship Fund, 2013

    3M Personal Safety Division’s Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship, 2013

    University of Michigan School of Public Health Marvin Selin Memorial Scholarship, 2008

    American Industrial Hygiene Foundation Ralph G. Smith Scholarship, 2007

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), CP #11772