Rutgers Risk Assessment Bootcamp

January 13 & 14, 2025

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute

Come join us for the 4th Risk Assessment Bootcamp at the Rutgers University Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. Over the two days, participants will learn the fundamentals of risk assessment including risk analysis, systematic review, data quality, weight of evidence, hazard identification, susceptible populations, exposure pathways, point-of-departure, reference values, and more. Case studies and hands-on exercises will provide real world scenarios for application of course content.

Who is this Bootcamp intended for? Students, postdocs, fellows, residents, current scientists, and consultants with limited prior training or experience in toxicological risk assessment.

What fees are associated with the Bootcamp? Participation fees will be set in summer 2024 and be at different levels for students and postdocs, academic/non-profit and industry/government scientists. Fees will cover meals and materials during the Bootcamp. Payment will be requested within 1 week of acceptance of applications.

How do I register? There are limited spots for this Bootcamp. The registration link will be available in summer 2024.

Bootcamp Instructors


Brian Buckley, PhD

Executive Director of Labs

Rutgers EOHSI


Marie Fortin, PhD, DABT, ERT

Associate Director, Toxicology

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Kristian Fried, MS, PhD, DABT

Senior Consultant

Integral Consulting, Inc.

Ila Cote, PhD

Consultant, Cote and Associates

Former US EPA Risk Assessor

Nikaeta Sadekar, PhD, DABT

Senior Scientist

Respiratory Endpoint Lead

Research Institute for Fragrance Materials

Highlights of Prior Risk Assessment Bootcamp

Participant Testimonials

The boot camp served as a great opportunity to take what I’ve learn in my courses and hear about it from those who practice risk assessment professionally.

I have already recommended this to my colleagues. Not only could it be a great refresher, but it’s very interesting to hear things from the vantage point of other industries.

The Risk Assessment Bootcamp at Rutgers was a valuable opportunity to learn the latest concepts in risk assessment.  The faculty were experienced risk assessors from diverse areas and able to give knowledgeable answers to practical questions.  There was plenty of interaction with the faculty, as well as an opportunity to tour the EOSHI facilities.

This was a great opportunity to brush up my risk assessment working knowledge in an intensive but informal environment

This boot camp allowed me to gain insight into risk assessment from many fields, from pharmacokinetics and dynamic, does response, to sampling. Overall was a very engaging and worthwhile to attend.

Sponsored by the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology – NIH T32ES007147 & the CounterACT Program – NIH U54AR055073

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