Jamie Schenk

Jamie Schenk, M.P.H.

Senior Scientist
Health Sciences
Oakland

Ms. Schenk is an environmental health scientist who specializes in exposure assessment, human health risk assessment, health communications, and project management.

Ms. Schenk’s experience includes evaluating chemical exposures from occupational and residential environments and consumer products. She has experience designing and conducting exposure simulation studies associated with consumer product use and safety, including in the context of Proposition 65. Her project work has involved various chemicals and agents, such as metals (arsenic, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, cadmium), asbestos, bisphenol A (BPA), flame retardants, furfuryl alcohol, mold, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, and phthalates. Ms. Schenk has extensive experience reviewing the published literature pertaining to exposure, epidemiology, and toxicology associated with various sources and types of occupational, para-occupational, and environmental exposure to various chemicals and to various populations (e.g. children, adults, immunocompromised individuals).

Ms. Schenk also has previously worked at federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She has conducted research for agency publications, constructed evidence-based databases, performed systematic literature reviews, evaluated dose-response assessment methods, analyzed chemicals for toxicity endpoints and exposure, and developed agency training regarding children’s health.

Ms. Schenk earned her undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health from Emory University, where she specialized in the epidemiology and exposure science of maternal and children’s environmental health.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.P.H., Environmental Health, Emory University, 2015
  • B.S., Human Biology and Society, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2013
  • Winner, 3M New Professional Award (Occupational Health and Safety), 2017

    Winner, Outstanding Practicum Award, Emory University, 2015

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Publications

Schenk, J, Singhal, A, Scrafford, C, Kalmes, R. Emerging Regulatory Issues and Exposure Assessment of Furfuryl Alcohol. Poster presentation, International Society of Exposure Science and International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2018.

Schenk J, Barr D. Prenatal heavy metal exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a Thai agricultural birth cohort. Poster presentation, Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, 2016.

Schenk J, Barr D. Prenatal heavy metal exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a Thai agricultural birth cohort. Poster presentation (yearly), Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health Thesis Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2015.

Schenk J, Dzubow R, Foos B. Informing United States Toxicology Guidelines and Policies to Improve Children’s Environmental Health. Poster presentation (yearly), Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, 2015.

Dzubow R, Schenk J, Foos B. Interindividual Variability of Dose-Response in Human Developmental Studies: A Systematic Search and Lessons Learned. Poster presentation, Endocrine Society International Summit of Prenatal Programming and Toxicity, Boston, MA, 2014.

Prior Experience

Research Assistant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014–2015

Teaching Assistant, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2014–2015

Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014

Research Assistant, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2013–2014

Research Assistant, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, 2011–2012

Research Assistant, National Children’s Study of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, 2011–2012

Professional Affiliations

International Society of Exposure Science (member)

  • Technical Organizing Committee Member for 2020 ISES Conference (co-chair of Women's Networking sub-committee)
Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California (member)

American Chemical Society (member)

Knowledge

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.P.H., Environmental Health, Emory University, 2015
  • B.S., Human Biology and Society, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2013
  • Winner, 3M New Professional Award (Occupational Health and Safety), 2017

    Winner, Outstanding Practicum Award, Emory University, 2015

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish