Special Issue "Intersection of Risk Assessment, Exposure Science, and Epidemiology: Issues and Path Forward"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Judy S. LaKind
Guest Editor
LaKind Associates, LLC; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Catonsville MD 21228, USA
Interests: exposure science; biomonitoring; risk assessment; chemicals in breast milk; data quality
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Dr. Carol Burns

Guest Editor
Burns Epidemiology Consulting, LLC, Sanford, Michigan, USA
Interests: translating epidemiology results for risk assessment; data quality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental epidemiology and exposure research provide critical information for assessing risk factors for health outcomes. Only infrequently are these data used in risk assessments to support public health decision-making. But this can change. With new restrictions on animal testing, the use of human studies for risk assessment will become increasingly important. At the same time, risk assessors are advancing the approaches used to evaluate human studies, and these evaluations determine whether the studies will suffice for public health decisions. Calls for enhancing the use of human research for risk assessment have been made for over 20 years, but in today’s climate, the importance of this subject has grown and warrants new ideas and approaches. What are the barriers to using epidemiology information in risk assessment? What are the barriers to dialogue across disciplines? What new ideas can help to overcome these barriers? Papers addressing ideas around the epidemiology–exposure–risk assessment intersection and approaches for enhancing the translation of human research into public health decisions are invited for this Special Issue.

Dr. Judy S. LaKind
Dr. Carol Burns
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Epidemiology
  • Risk assessment
  • Exposure assessment
  • Environmental policy
  • Matrix
  • Communication

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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