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|Dr. Michael H.
Dong, born in Hong Kong, holds a DrPA (Doctor of Public Administration) in health policy
from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Environmental Epidemiology from
the University of Pittsburgh. He has also earned a BSc in biochemistry from the University
of California at Davis/Riverside, a second BSc in forensic science from the California
State University at Sacramento, and a MPH in environmental and nutritional sciences from
UCLA. Dr. Dong currently is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and a
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).
Dr. Dong has been working for 11 years as a regulatory toxicologist at the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Previously, he was on active duty for several years as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer, working at the Center for Drug Research and Evaluation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also served for several years as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corp officer with various assignments working as a nutritional, clinical, or research biochemist. Between the two military services, Michael worked for a year as an occupational toxicologist as well as an environmental epidemiologist at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
Michael's academic and professional trainings, his selected published work in such innovative concepts as physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PB-PK) modeling and aggregate exposure assessment through Monte Carlo simulation, and the series of 10 lectures on toxicologic epidemiology, all point to his continuing interest in and commitment to promoting global health.