Dr. Lianne Sheppard is Professor and Assistant Chair in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and Professor in the UW Department of Biostatistics. Her current research portfolio includes several studies of air pollution exposures and their neurotoxicant effects. She has a PhD in biostatistics.
Dr. Sheppard's methodological interests center on observational study methods, exposure modeling and epidemiology. Her applied research focuses on the health effects of occupational and environmental exposures. She is principal investigator of a NIH-funded training grant called Biostatistics, Epidemiologic & Bioinformatics Training in Environmental Health, and she oversees the SURE-EH training program, a project to promote diversity in the environmental health sciences.
Dr. Sheppard leads the biostatistical cores for several projects. She collaborates with DEOHS faculty on air pollution cohort studies, identifying the effects of multi-pollutant exposures as well as manganese exposures. She is a member of the Epidemiology editorial board, the Health Effects Institute Review Committee, and a former member of the US EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. She has served on several EPA scientific advisory panels, most recently for the Carcinogenic Potential of Glyphosate, the Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committees for Ethylene Oxide Review and for the Toxicological Review of Libby Amphibole Asbestos.