Statistical Consultation and Mathematical Modeling for the Health and Environmental Sciences
Deborah K. Watkins, M.S.
Deborah Watkins is an epidemiologist with over 30 years of experience in public health. She formerly was Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Division of Occupational Health Studies, Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University and remains a member of the Adjunct Faculty. She has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for a number of occupational health studies including cohort and case-control studies in the synthetic vitreous fiber, asphalt roofing manufacturing, asphalt production and chemical industries. In addition, she was an investigator for several epidemiological feasibility studies in various industries. She was responsible for two corporate-wide surveillance programs and was responsible for acquiring, managing and merging data on individual worker exposures, potential confounders and mortality/morbidity outcomes.
Prior to her work at Georgetown University, Ms. Watkins served concurrently as Director of Legislative Affairs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Director, Hazardous Waste Management Project, Pennsylvania Environmental Research Foundation. She was the Executive Director of the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, Washington, DC.
In addition to her technical work in epidemiologic studies, Ms. Watkins has extensive experience in presenting the both the structure of and results of these studies to lay audiences. She has also lectured extensively on epidemiologic methods and their application in a variety of arenas including law, medicine, and regulatory decision-making.
Douglas E. Splitstone, M.S.
Douglas E. Splitstone, Principal of Splitstone & Associates, has more than 35 years of experience in the application of statistical tools to the solution of industrial and environmental problems. His clients include private industry, major law firms, and environmental consulting firms. He has designed sampling plans and conducted statistical analyses of data related to the extent of site contamination and remedial planning, industrial wastewater discharges, and the dispersion of airborne contaminants. He is experienced in the investigation of radiological as well as chemical analytes. As a former manager in the Environmental Affairs Department for USX Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Splitstone managed a multi-disciplinary group of environmental specialists who were responsible for identifying the nature and cause of industrial emissions and developing cost-effective environmental control solutions.
He is a recognized authority in environmental and industrial statistics and in particular, the application of geostatistical methods to the evaluation of hazardous waste sites. He has been a consultant to the USEPA’s Science Advisory Board serving on the Air Toxics Monitoring Subcommittee; the Contaminated Sediments Science Plan review panel; and the Environmental Engineering Committee’s Quality Management and Secondary Data Use Subcommittees. Mr. Splitstone is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and is a founder and past chairman of that organization’s Committee on Statistics and the Environment. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Medal by the ASA’s Section on Statistics and the Environment in 1993. He is also a recipient of the American Statistical Association medal for excellence in environmental statistics. Mr. Splitstone and Dr. Ginevan have collaborated in developing risk-based strategies for the analysis of hazardous waste sites, and are the co-authors of "Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement," a book on environmetrics methods.
Mr. Splitstone received his M.S. in Mathematical Statistics from Iowa State University in 1967.