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