Panel Members

The SSFL Advisory Panel was established by local legislators in the early 1990s to oversee independent scientific studies of potential health effects from the Rocketdyne nuclear reactor and rocket testing site in the hills above Simi Valley and Chatsworth, first of the SSFL workers and then of the neighboring communities.

Steven Wing, Ph.D., Panel Co-Chair * (epidemiology)
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Daniel Hirsch, Panel Co-Chair * (nuclear policy)
Lecturer in Nuclear Policy, University of California at Santa Cruz
President, Committee to Bridge the Gap, Los Angeles, California

Jan Beyea, Ph.D. ** (atmospheric modeling; physics)
Chief Scientist, Consulting in the Public Interest, Lambertville, N.J.

William Bianchi, Ph.D. ** (soil physics)
Former Director, Groundwater Research Field Station, Agricultural Research Service, Soils and Water Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fresno, California (retired)

Barry Green, Ph.D. ** ( nuclear physics and engineering)
former research engineer, SNAP reactor program, Atomics International, SSFL (retired)

David Huntley, Ph.D.** (hydrology; contaminant transport)
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University (retired)

Barbara Johnson * (community representative)
Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition, Simi Valley, California

Caesar Julian, M.D. * (medicine)
Physician, Simi Valley, California

David Lochbaum ** (nuclear engineering)
Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C.

Marie Mason* (community representative)
Susana Knolls Homeowners Association, Santa Susana, California

Sheldon C. Plotkin, Ph.D., P.E. * (safety engineering)
Southern California Federation of Scientists, Los Angeles, California

David Richardson, Ph.D. ** (epidemiology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alice Stewart, M.D. * (medicine, epidemiology) [deceased]
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ali Tabidian, Ph.D. ** (hydrology and geology)
Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University at Northridge

Gordon Thompson, Ph.D.** (reactor analysis)
President, Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, MA

Gregg S. Wilkinson, Ph.D., F.A,C.E.* (epidemiology)
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Howard Wilshire, Ph.D. ** (geology)
Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California (retired)

Research Assistants: Suzanne Gutter and Rita Fellers (University of North Carolina), Thu Quach (UCSF School of Medicine)

Administrative Assistant: Laura Giges

Community Advisers: Holly Huff, Dawn Kowalski

Webmaster: Anthony Zepeda

Institutions for identification purposes only.
* Panel members
** Panel consultants