Risk Assessment


The Risk Assessment Core at the University of Florida provides comprehensive support to on-campus and off-campus researchers regarding human health, animal health, and environmental health risk assessments of drugs, nanoparticles, and environmental chemicals. Our expertise includes hazard assessment, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, and risk characterization. Our core is also specialized in developing PBPK models to support food safety and chemical risk assessment.

The core is led by two CEHT faculty members Dr. Leah Stuchal and Dr. Zhoumeng Lin. Dr. Stuchal has >18 years of experience in performing risk assessment of multiple environmental chemicals for different community-based exposures. Dr. Lin has more than 10 years of experience in developing PBPK models to support food safety and risk assessment of different chemicals. Dr. Lin has served as an external reviewer to review different risk assessment documents for different environmental chemicals for multiple regulatory agencies, including US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).

Located within the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, the Risk Assessment Core is a non-profit service core of the University of Florida.