July 10, 2008
Jo Anne Shatkin Author, Nanotechnology: Health and Environmental Risks and Managing Director of CLF Ventures, a non-profit affiliate of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England ‘s most influential environmental advocacy organization. CLF Ventures works at the intersection of business, stakeholder, and environmental issues to optimize environmental and economic performance, from project launch and business operation to responsible closure of surplus assets.
Dr. Shatkin has 19 years of experience in research and application of quantitative human health risk assessment for site redevelopment and remediation, drinking water and air quality, and environmental health evaluations of emerging contaminants. Dr. Shatkin is a recognized expert in strategic environmental initiatives, human health risk assessment, technical communications, and environmental aspects of nanotechnology. Her specialty is the application and communication of innovative science-informed analysis to address complex emerging issues affecting businesses and communities.
She received her PhD in Environmental Science and Policy and her Master of Arts in Risk Management and Technology Assessment, both from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic University in Biology and Biotechnology. She is a research fellow of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.
Dr. Shatkin has been an active member of the Society for Risk Analysis since 1989, and recently founded the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. She is past president of the New England SRA chapter; past Board Member and President of the Regional Environmental Council, past member of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Expert Risk Panel, and committee member of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Science Advisory Panel for Solid Waste.