Cecilia Tan

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering


Dr. Cecilia Tan is a Senior Science Advisor at the Health Effects Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs. She reviews and uses pharmacokinetic data and models to assess the human relevance of animal dose-response data, improving the scientific basis for inter- and intra-species extrapolations in pesticide risk assessment. Before joining the Office of Pesticide Programs, Dr. Tan was a researcher at the Office of Research & Development. Her research involved using computational modeling to lay the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of the quantitative relationships linking external exposures, internal doses, and adverse effects. Dr. Tan is actively involved in several physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) initiatives, including the development of an OECD guidance on characterizing, validating, and reporting PBPK models.

Dr. Tan has a M.Sc degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from North Carolina State University.