ToxIC Leadership and Staff
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT
PI ToxIC Program
Jeffrey Brent, M.D., Ph.D. founded the Toxicology Investigators Consortium along with Paul Wax, M.D. Dr. Brent is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine and of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of medicine. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Dr. Brent has a long career as a practitioner, educator, and researcher in medical toxicology. He holds multiple honors and awards and is a frequent invited speaker and visiting professor. He is the Senior Editor of Critical Care Toxicology: the Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient, the second edition of which was published in 2017. His major research interests are clinical studies and trials and the intensive care management of seriously poisoned patients.
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT
CoPI ToxIC Program
In 2009 Dr. Wax founded the ToxIC program with Dr. Brent.
Dr. Wax is the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He received his B.A from Dartmouth College, his M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his Emergency Medicine training at the UCLA Hospitals, and his Medical Toxicology training at Bellevue Medicine Center / New York University. He is Board-certified in both Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology.
Dr. Wax is also a Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology) at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Medical Toxicology Clinic. Before joining ACMT in 2008 as its Executive Director, and the University of Texas Southwestern in 2006 as a part-time faculty member, Dr. Wax had faculty appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1991-2001 and the University of Arizona School of Medicine from 2001-2006.
Diane Calello, MD, FACMT
Director of Research and Site Affairs
Dr. Calello is the Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System in Newark, NJ, and a recent addition to ToxIC leadership team in the fall of 2016. She obtained her BA from the College of William and Mary and MD from New Jersey Medical School, and completed all post-graduate training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine.
Dr. Calello has presented and published on a variety of topics in clinical toxicology, and has a background in epidemiology, health measurements and database research. Her areas of specific research interest include pediatric poisoning fatalities, extracorporeal treatment methods in the poisoned patient, use of intravenous lipid emulsion therapy, and coordination of the practice of medical toxicologists and regional poison control centers.
Sharan Campleman, PhD, MPH, DABT
Program Manager, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Sharan Campleman is an environmental toxicologist with research and project management experience in the public and private sectors, including over ten years as a regional epidemiologist, researcher, certified tumor registrar and medical data specialist at the California Cancer Registry and Westat (Rockville, MD). In addition, as a Project Manager and Environmental Health Scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute, her research focused on the health effects of trace metals and organics; the assessment of effects related to mixed chemical exposures; cumulative risk assessment; and, the development and utilization dose-response models for quantifying risk at low exposure levels.
Sharan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). She received a Ph.D. and M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences (emphasis in toxicology) from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by post-doctoral training in environmental epidemiology as a fellow with the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Section. Previously, she attended the University of California at Davis, obtaining a B.S. in Food Biochemistry and a M.S. in Food Science (Chemistry).
Shao Li, MPH
Toxicology Data Quality Associate, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Shao joined ACMT in October, 2018, as Quality Assurance Associate with ToxIc Registry. Shao received his MPH in Health Promotion and Program Planning from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. He has years of collective experience in public health intervention, working for NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Hepatitis prevention and outreach, and research coordination in Mount Sinai Health for cardiovascular clinical trials. Shao is now pursuing MBA in non-profit management.
Anne Riederer, MS, MSFS, ScD
Research Scientist, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Anne works with ACMT part-time on ToxIC Registry grants, studies, data quality, and international partnerships. She is an environmental health scientist focused on developmental neurotoxicant exposures, with over 20 peer-reviewed (including 11 first-authored) publications. She also serves as Treasurer (elected) of the International Society of Exposure Science and a technical advisor to Blacksmith Institute/Pure Earth, and holds adjunct/affiliate faculty appointments at the University of Washington, Emory University, and George Washington University. Previously, she was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow hosted by the EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development (Washington DC), Research Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Global Environmental Health Program at Emory University (Atlanta GA), and Senior Research Associate, Hagler Bailly Consulting (Arlington VA and Manila, Philippines).
Anne holds a BS in Neuroscience from Brown University, an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and an MS (Environmental Science and Engineering) and ScD (Environmental Health) from the Harvard School of Public Health. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.