Kris Thayer

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Dr. Kris Thayer, Director, of the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Division, will speak at the InnovationWell gathering on May 11 at Cambridge Innovation Center.

Dr. Thayer’s talk will be on “Evidence-based approaches to Environmental Risk Assessment.

‘In my own work, I know a good answer would reduce the cost, duplication of effort and increase the pace of conducting chemical assessment.’

‘How can we better capitalize on research investments to store and query information from individual studies (or data sources) in data platforms that promote interoperability? A good answer to this question would result in a more efficient approach for developing knowledge based on looking across collections of evidence.’ 

‘A key aspect of realizing the full potential of database interoperability is to promote the use of consistent terminology and “cross-walk” approaches for addressing the different terminologies already in use.’