The HERCULES External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of five outstanding scientists with extensive experience with NIEHS Core Centers, a broad knowledge in the area of environmental health sciences, and ongoing research highly relevant to HERCULES. The EAB provides the Director and Core Leaders with guidance on how HERCULES can best work to advance Environmental Health Sciences at Emory.

Helmut Zarbl

Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Director of the NIEHS P30 Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease and Associate Director for Public Health Sciences at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. His primary research interests include toxicogenomics and functional genomics, carcinogenesis, molecular and cellular biology, and toxicology.

Alison Motsinger-Reif

Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch Chief at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.  Her primary research interest is the development and application of methods to understand the genetic, proteomic, and metabolomic predictors of phenotypes such as drug response and common, complex disease.  

Marc Weisskopf

Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Physiology in the Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. His primary research interest is in how environmental factors affect the nervous system, as well as the epidemiology of neurologic disorders.

Rebecca Fry

Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health. With a particular focus on genomic and epigenomic perturbations, her labs uses toxicogenomic and systems biology approaches to identify key molecular pathways that associate environmental exposure with diseases. A current focus in the lab is to study prenatal exposure to various environmental contaminants including arsenic, cadmium, and perflourinated chemicals.

Jon Levy

Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. His research centers on urban environmental exposure and health risk modeling, with an emphasis on spatiotemporal exposure patterns and related environmental justice issues.