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Kristina Thayer

Health Assessment and Translation

Kristina Thayer, Ph.D.
Kris Thayer, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Director for Analysis
Director, Office of Health Assessment and Translation
Tel (919) 541-5021
Fax (919) 541-1994
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-04
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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Kristina Thayer, Ph.D. is director of the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) located on the campus of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Thayer also serves as NTP's Deputy Director for Analysis. OHAT conducts evaluations to assess the evidence that environmental chemicals, physical substances, or mixtures (collectively referred to as "substances") cause adverse health effects and provides opinions on whether these substances may be of concern given what is known about current human exposure levels. OHAT also organizes workshops, state-of-the-science evaluations, or other analysis activities to address issues of importance in environmental health sciences. Before becoming director of OHAT, she held positions in the NTP Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review, the NIEHS Office of Risk Assessment Research and the NTP Center for the Evaluation or Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR). Prior to joining the NTP/NIEHS, she was a senior scientist at the World Wildlife Fund and then at the Environmental Working Group.

Selected Publications

  • Thayer KA, Taylor KW, Garantziotis S, Schurman S, Kissling GE, Hunt D, Herbert B, Church R, Jankowich R, Churchwell MI, Scheri RC, Birnbaum LS, Bucher JR. 2015. Bisphenol A, Bisphenol S, and 4-Hydroxyphenyl 4-Isoprooxyphenylsulfone (BPSIP) in Urine and Blood of Cashiers. Environ Health Perspect. Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] [Abstract]
  • Thayer KA, Doerge DR, Hunt D, Schurman SH, Twaddle NC, Churchwell MI, Garantziotis S, Kissling GE, Easterling MR, Bucher JR, Birnbaum LS. 2015. Pharmacokinetics of bisphenol A in humans following a single oral administration. Environ Int 83:107-115. [Abstract]
  • Levine KE, Young DJ, Afton SE, Harrington JM, Essader AS, Weber FX, Fernando RA, Thayer K, Hatch EE, Robinson VG, Waidyanatha S. 2015. Development, validation, and application of an ultra-performance liquid chromatography-sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry method for simultaneous determination of six organotin compounds in human serum. Talanta 140:115-121. [Abstract]
  • Thayer KA, Wolfe MS, Rooney AA, Boyles AL, Bucher JR, Birnbaum LS. 2014. Intersection of systematic review methodology with the NIH reproducibility initiative. Environ Health Perspect 122(7):A176-177. [Abstract]
  • Rooney AA, Boyles AL, Wolfe MS, Bucher JR, Thayer KA. 2014. Systematic review and evidence integration for literature-based environmental health science assessments. Environ Health Perspect 122(7):711-718. [Abstract]
  • Filer D, Patisaul HB, Schug T, Reif D, Thayer K. 2014. Test driving ToxCast: Endocrine profiling for 1858 chemicals included in phase II. Current Opinion in Pharmacology 19(0):145-152. [Abstract]
  • Murray HE, Thayer KA. 2014. Implementing systematic review in toxicological profiles: ATSDR and NIEHS/NTP collaboration. Journal of Environmental Health 76(8):34-35. [Abstract]
  • Taylor KW, Hoffman K, Thayer KA, Daniels JL. 2014. Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Menopause among Women 20-65 Years of Age (NHANES). Environ Health Perspect 122(2):145-150.  [Abstract]
  • Behl M, Rao D, Aagaard K, Davidson TL, Levin ED, Slotkin TA, Srinivasan S, Wallinga D, White MF, Walker VR, Thayer KA, Holloway AC. 2013. Evaluation of the association between maternal smoking, childhood obesity, and metabolic disorders: A National Toxicology Program workshop review. Environ Health Perspect 121(2):170-180. [Abstract]
  • Kuo CC, Moon K, Thayer KA, Navas-Acien A. 2013. Environmental chemicals and type 2 diabetes: an updated systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Current Diabetes Reports 13(6):831-849. [Abstract]
  • Birnbaum LS, Thayer KA, Bucher JR, Wolfe MS. 2013. Implementing systematic review at the National Toxicology Program: status and next steps. Environ Health Perspect 121(4):A108-109. [Abstract]
  • Schug TT, Abagyan R, Blumberg B, Collins TJ, Crews D, DeFur PL, Dickerson SM, Edwards TM, Gore AC, Guillette LJ, Hayes T, Heindel JJ, Moores A, Patisaul HB, Tal TL, Thayer KA, Vandenberg LN, Warner J, Watson CS, Saal FS, Zoeller RT, O'Brien KP, Myers JP. 2013. Designing Endocrine Disruption Out of the Next Generation of Chemicals. Green Chemistry 15(1):181-198. [Abstract]
  • Taylor KW, Novak RF, Anderson HA, Birnbaum LS, Blystone C, Devito M, Jacobs D, Kohrle J, Lee DH, Rylander L, Rignell-Hydbom A, Tornero-Velez R, Turyk ME, Boyles AL, Thayer KA, Lind L. 2013. Evaluation of the association between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and diabetes in epidemiological studies: a national toxicology program workshop review. Environ Health Perspect 121(7):774-783. [Abstract]
  • Maull EA, Ahsan H, Edwards J, Longnecker MP, Navas-Acien A, Pi J, Silbergeld EK, Styblo M, Tseng CH, Thayer KA, Loomis D. 2012. Evaluation of the Association between Arsenic and Diabetes: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review. Environ Health Perspect. [Abstract]
  • Boekelheide K, Blumberg B, Chapin RE, Cote I, Graziano JH, Janesick A, Lane R, Lillycrop K, Myatt L, States JC, Thayer KA, Waalkes MP, Rogers JM.2012. Predicting Later-Life Outcomes of Early-Life Exposures. Environ Health Perspect. [Abstract]
  • Boekelheide K, Blumberg B, Chapin RE, Cote I, Graziano JH, Janesick A, Lane R, Lillycrop K, Myatt L, States JC, Thayer KA, Waalkes MP, Rogers JM.2012. Predicting Later-Life Outcomes of Early-Life Exposures. Environ Health Perspect. [Abstract]
  • Howard SG, Heindel JJ, Thayer KA, Porta M. 2011. Environmental pollutants and beta cell function: relevance for type 1 and gestational diabetes. Diabetologia. Dec; 54(12):3168-9.
  • Boyles AL, Harris SF, Rooney AA, Thayer KA. 2011. Forest Plot Viewer: a new graphing tool. Epidemiology Sep;22(5):746-7.
  • Bucher JR, Thayer K, Birnbaum LS. 2011. The Office of Health Assessment and Translation: a problem-solving resource for the National Toxicology Program. Environ Health Perspect May;119(5):A196-7. [Abstract]

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