Material Health Specialist
In his role as a Material Health Specialist, Brandon conducts meticulous technical reviews of product certification applications and assessment reports, ensuring strict adherence to the Material Health requirements outlined in the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard. Beyond assessment, Brandon plays a vital role in supporting certification applicants, program assessors, and other stakeholders by developing guidance documents and crafting comprehensive training programs.
Before joining the Institute, Brandon served as a Toxicologist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). In this capacity, he conducted thorough public health assessments for sites of environmental contamination in Michigan. His responsibilities extended to communicating public health conclusions and recommendations to the public, news media, and state agency partners.
Additionally, Brandon took on the role of Program Manager for MDHHS's fish consumption advisory program. Leading a multidisciplinary team, he aimed to enhance public awareness and education regarding health risks associated with chemical contaminants in fish. Under his leadership, the program released multiple updates to health education materials on fish consumption, issued numerous new fish consumption guidelines based on current data, and secured a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Brandon's professional journey also includes serving as an Associate Toxicologist at ToxServices, LLC, a scientific consulting firm. In this capacity, he generated technical reports for a diverse clientele, encompassing chemical hazard evaluations, risk and exposure assessments for consumer products, and formulation, ingredient, and product certifications.
Brandon holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences with a specialization in Toxicology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan.
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