Building Our Team in Southern California

Earlier this year, CTEH expanded its presence on the West Coast with a brand-new office in Southern California. Since then, Dr. Dallas Cowan, CIH, DABT has utilized his extensive experience in occupational toxicology, industrial hygiene, exposure and human health risk assessment on projects along the coast and across the country. Now, he’s helping shepherd our SoCal office’s continued growth with three new team members. Learn more about our new associate health scientists and senior health scientist below:

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Kathryn Thompson holds a dual master’s degree in science and public health. She brings a strong foundation in risk sciences and environmental quality, health and exposure assessment to the CTEH team. She has previously conducted research on the human and environmental health effects of air and water contaminants, as well as the effectiveness of portable air filters on exposures to particulate matter.

A voracious researcher, Diana Stark received her master’s of public health in environmental health from the University of Georgia and her master’s of science in toxicology from the University of Michigan. A former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intern, her research has focused on nanotoxicity and the metabolomics changes of liver cells to grapheme oxide.

Dr. David Fung is a board certified industrial hygienist (CIH), with an extensive research background. He received his Ph.D. in industrial hygiene and environmental health from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), where he completed his dissertation on the emission of nanoparticles from electric cooking stoves. Following graduation, he served as a post-doctoral scholar at UCLA and as a professional consultant. His expertise includes industrial hygiene, nanotechnology, risk assessment and indoor and ambient air quality.

Please join us in welcoming Kathryn, Diana and David to the team! We look forward to sharing more about their work on Inside CTEH soon. If you’d like more information about our SoCal office or its services, contact us at 858-304-1165.

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