Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell

Elizabeth Caldwell received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from California State University and Master’s degree in Radiation Biology and Health Physics from Colorado State University with an emphasis on radiation ecology. Her Ph.D. was awarded in Environmental Toxicology and Ecology from the University of Tennessee.  She has over 22 years of experience ranging from neuroendicrine system research conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to studies of the fate and transport of heavy metals and radionuclides at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee under an NIH grant.  Dr. Caldwell’s broad knowledge and experience include a specialization in biological effects of radiation on humans and terrestrial and aquatic organisms, dose reconstruction, food chain modeling, and regulatory components of environmental contamination and cleanup.  Other areas of research and experience include virology, plant physiology, public health, epidemiology, risk assessment, and environmental communication and planning.  She has written many technical documents, including USEPA drinking water criteria documents, as well as articles published in trade journals and consumer magazines.