Pamela Dopart
Pamela J. Dopart, Ph.D., CIH-CP
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.

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, 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.

Presentations

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.

Dopart 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.

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 (Incoming 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