Staff

Research Staff

Susan D. Shaw, Dr. P.H.
Founder, President, Executive Director
Chief Research Scientist
sshaw@meriresearch.org

Shelia H. Zahm, Sc.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Cancer Epidemiologist

Michelle Berger, B.S., M.A.
Senior Research Assistant
mberger@meriresearch.org

Madelyn Woods, M.S.
Marine Research Coordinator
mwoods@meriresearch.org

Administration & Finance Staff

Kirk Trabant
Administrative Assistant
ktrabant@meriresearch.org

Development & Communications Staff

Terry Shehata, Ph.D.
Grants Specialist

Strategic Communications Counsel
Keating/co
Sundberg & Associates

Veronica Young
Media Liaison
Environmental Lecture Series Coordinator
vyoung@meriresearch.org

Louise Roy
Communications Associate
lroy@meriresearch.org
 

Adjunct Research Scientists

Kurunthachalam Kannan, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory
of Organic Analytical Chemistry
Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany, NY

Adrian Covaci, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Antwerp Toxicological Center
Toxicological Center
Antwerp, Belgium

Olaf Päpke, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Eurofins Analytik GmbH
Hamburg, Germany

Anna Roos, Ph.D.
Curator, Department of Environmental Research and Monitoring, Swedish Museum of Natural History
Stockholm, Sweden