Angela Perez, PhD
Dr. Angela (Angie) Perez is a Senior Toxicologist with over 8 years of consulting experience in applied toxicology, exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment. Dr. Perez completed her PhD in Toxicology at Oregon State University where her research included the study of metal accumulation in crops for consumption following repeated input of agricultural products. She also studied elemental and stable isotope ratio profiling of foods to verify country of origin, a tool used to command accountability in the safety, production, and distribution of the global food supply. Dr. Perez participated in field sampling and analysis legacy contaminants in aquatic systems in the Portland Harbor Superfund site and contributed to large, multiparty stakeholder group discussions.
Dr. Perez has conducted field research in soils and waters, and has performed bulk and leachability testing on numerous consumer products, including toys, cosmetics, fabric/textiles, and heavy equipment. She has over 30 published articles and abstracts on the topics of asbestos, triclosan, metals, phthalates, styrene, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), and decision analysis tools for chemical hazard prioritization.
More recently, Dr. Perez has served as a testifying and consulting expert on cases involving chemical exposure and potential risk, including asbestos, metals, phthalates, benzene, carbon monoxide, antimicrobials (triclosan, triclocarban), poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (e.g., PFOA, PFOS), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). She is an expert in the topic of marijuana toxicology as it relates to impairment and in assessing risk from exposure to contaminants in cannabis products.
Ph.D., Toxicology, Oregon State University
B.A., with honors, Oregon State University
Past or Current Professional Affiliations
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
- Pacific Northwest Chapter, SETAC
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)