Colleen McLoughlin

Toxicology Director (Ph.D, DABT, E.R.T.)

Colleen McLoughlin

Colleen McLoughlin has been with Enhesa since 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and conducted her graduate and postdoctoral work in Engineering and Toxicology. She is also a US board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate American Board of Toxicology-DABT) and a European Registered Toxicologist (E.R.T.). She now heads up the Toxicology Department. By assisting companies in achieving their sustainable chemistry goals, Colleen feels that helping assess new chemicals provides our clients with critical insight into the human health, environmental health, and fate of the chemistries in their products and processes. 

She is a mentor in the Toxicology Mentoring Skills Development Program, manages a team of highly passionate individuals, and enjoys the opportunity to support their development. Colleen and the team also regularly present our work for internal teams and at conferences. By helping companies proactively comply with regulations, prepare for regulatory changes, and future-proof their chemistry choices.  

Colleen appreciates being able to contribute internally and externally in various capacities. She is a member of the Sustainable Chemistry leadership team. Also, she serves in various leadership roles, including for the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment and the Society of Toxicology.  

The topics she is most passionate about are sustainable chemistry, toxicology, and health equity. She also serves on the board of a local non-profit organization called Health Equity and Access in Rural Regions (HEARR).  

When asked about her hopes and vision for the future, Colleen responded, “ I hope to see greater adoption of chemical hazard assessments and supply chain transparency for a more sustainable and safer future.” 

Colleen believes that her work at Enhesa and the work of her peers is helping clients realize a sustainable future and minimizing the potential environmental damage these companies might otherwise cause.  

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From this expert

2023  – Expanding horizons: Maximizing growth and development through multifaceted mentorship and networking – Conference

2023 – Are ESG Risks Hiding in Your Supply Chain? – Article

2023 – The Looming Challenge of Chemical Disclosures – Article co-authored with Lori Bestervelt and Jillian Stacy

2023 – Evaluation of a Large Skin Sensitization Data Set Using New Approach Methods (NAMs) for Skin Sensitization Assessment Using the Two-Out-of-Three Approach – Abstract

2021 – Applying Chemical Hazard Assessment in the consumer products supply chain :: challenges and best practices to ensure safer chemistry solutions – Abstract

2021 – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 24nd Annual Meeting – Abstract

2020 – Expanding Access to Safer Chemistry for Consumer Products Throughout the Supply Chain: Tools and Trends – Abstract

2019 – Quantitative Hazard Assessment and Product Scoring Methods for High-Throughput Chemical Alternative Assessments – Abstract

2018 – Implementation of Quantitative Hazard Assessment Scoring Methods for High-throughput Chemical Alternatives Assessment – Abstract

2018 – Authoritative Listings of Carcinogenic Compounds, Identification, and Comparison to QSAR Modeling Tools’ Results – Abstract

2017 – Integrating safer chemicals into consumer product materials decision-making: Enabling chemical screening and alternatives assessment “upstream” – Abstract

2017 – Making green chemistry accessible to consumer product decision-makers: Chemical screening and alternatives assessment for everyone – Abstract

2017 – Screening-Level Hazard Assessment Strategies for Perfluorinated Compounds – Abstract