Scientific Oversight Committee Biographies

Independent SOC members

Portrait of Brandn Green, PhD

Brandn Green, PhD

Social Epidemiology, Community-Based Research

Dr. Green is a principal researcher and co-owner of JG Research & Evaluation, LLC. He holds a PhD in Rural Sociology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment and has extensive experience conducting evaluations and applied, community-based research. Dr. Green's recent professional focus is in social epidemiology and behavioral health with a particular interest in the use of participatory research to inform policy and practice.

Portrait of Joan A. Casey, PhD

Joan A. Casey, PhD

Oil & Gas, Epidemiology

Dr. Joan A. Casey is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. She has experience in conducting epidemiological studies using electronic health record data and birth certificates to evaluate the potential health implications of oil and gas development on population health.

Portrait of Lisa M. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Lisa M. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Mental Health, Disaster Behavior Health

Dr. Lisa M. Brown is a tenured professor and the Director of the Trauma Program at Palo Alto University’s Pacific Graduate School of Psychology as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. She is involved in developing and evaluating mental health programs, contributing to recommendations aimed at protecting individuals and communities during catastrophic events, facilitating participation of stakeholders, and improving access to resources and services.

Portrait of Lisa M. McKenzie, PhD, MPH

Lisa M. McKenzie, PhD, MPH

Oil & Gas, Epidemiology

Dr. Lisa M. McKenzie is an Assistant Research Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Colorado, Denver. She has nine years of experience leading and collaborating in research on the health implications of developing oil and gas resources.

Portrait of Sarah Lowe, PhD

Sarah Lowe, PhD

Mental Health, Disaster Behavior Health

Dr. Sarah Lowe is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the long-term mental health consequences of a range of potentially traumatic events, as well as the impact of such events on other domains of functioning, such as physical health, social relationships and economic wellbeing.

Portrait of Sophia S. Wang, PhD

Sophia S. Wang, PhD

Epidemiology, Cancer

Dr. Sophia S. Wang is a professor in the Division of Health Analytics and the City of Hope’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a cancer researcher focused on the immunologic underpinnings of cancer development, particularly heme malignancies, she also has ongoing and pending studies on air pollution and other environmental exposures based in California.

Portrait of Tee Lamont Guidotti, MD, MPH, DABT

Tee Lamont Guidotti, MD, MPH, DABT

Toxicology, Environmental Science

Dr. Tee Lamont Guidotti is a Physician and independent consultant with Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine. He has a career interest and publications on occupational and environmental hazards in the oil and gas industry, including oversight of a seven-year, $8M epidemiological study on downwind effects of natural gas exposure in western Canada.

Agency SOC members

Portrait of Andrea Polidori, PhD

Andrea Polidori, PhD

Air Monitoring

Dr. Andrea Polidori is the Advanced Monitoring Technologies Manager at the South Coast AQMD in the Science and Technology Advancement Division. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and worked as a Research Professor at the University of Southern California, conducting research on the relationships between indoor and outdoor air pollutants.

Portrait of Daniel Dodgen, PhD

Daniel Dodgen, PhD

Disaster Response/Recovery

Dr. Daniel Dodgen is the Senior Advisor for Strategy, Policy, and Planning with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. He has been a leader for behavioral health and vulnerable populations in the response to the Northridge Earthquake, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and multiple fires, hurricanes, and mass violence events.

Portrait of John Budroe, PhD

John Budroe, PhD


Dr. John Budroe works with the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as their Chief of Air Toxicology and Risk Assessment Section. He is experienced in the methodology for cancer and non-cancer hazard identification, risk assessment and estimation of special risks to children’s health from air pollutants and more.

Portrait of Jorn Herner, PhD

Jorn Herner, PhD

Air Modeling

Dr. Jorn Herner is Chief of the Research Planning, Administration, & Emissions Mitigation Branch with the California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Portrait of Paul Simon, MD, MPH

Paul Simon, MD, MPH


Dr. Paul Simon is the Chief Science Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. He leads the Department’s efforts to integrate science into public health practice and is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine.

Portrait of Tracy Barreau, REHS

Tracy Barreau, REHS

Exposure Assessment

Tracy Barreau is a Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor who leads the Exposure Investigations Unit in the Environmental Health investigations Branch, at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). During her 24-year tenure at CDPH, she worked for 16 years evaluating the health impact of chemical exposures to communities living near hazardous waste sites. She believes working with communities to address their health concerns is critical and the scientific information needs to be accessible. Tracy has investigated worker fatalities and helped highlight these tragedies in prevention-based educational materials. She worked on a team in developing and carrying out several Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response activities throughout California, which included geothermal venting, the South Napa earthquake, drought, and the Aliso Canyon well blowout disaster.