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Your Environment. Your Health.

Andrew A. Rooney

Health Assessment and Translation

Andy Rooney, Ph.D.
Andrew A. Rooney, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Health Assessment and Translation
Tel 984-287-3178
Fax 301-480-3299
andrew.rooney@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-04
Durham, N.C. 27709

Andrew Rooney, Ph.D., is acting director of the Office of Health Assessment and Translation in the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS. Rooney has been actively involved in developing risk assessment methods and guidance throughout his professional career and is a principal author of the 2012 WHO/IPCS Guidance for Immunotoxicity Risk Assessment for Chemicals. He has 20 years of experience in toxicology and risk assessment for the protection of public health and has authored over 40 peer-reviewed documents in the field including manuscripts and government assessments. For the last several years, Rooney has been working on emerging issues in toxicology and environmental health including methods to address study quality in terms of risk of bias for human, animal, and mechanistic studies and adaptation of systematic review methods for addressing environmental health questions. He was a lead for the team that developed the OHAT Approach to systematic review and evidence integration for literature-based environmental health science assessments and was the project lead for developing the NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead.

Rooney received his Sc.B. in Biology with Honors from Brown University, and completed his graduate training at the University of Florida, earning a M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology. He was awarded a National Research Grant of Canada and served as a postdoctoral research fellow in immunotoxicology at the University of Quebec, INRS-SANTÉ. Rooney began working at the US EPA as a postdoctoral fellow in immunotoxicology and later joined the US EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System Staff, where he served as a health scientist and Team Leader before joining the NTP in 2009.

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