Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Institute of Biomedical Studies, and Director of Environmental Health Science at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
Short CV of professor B.W. Brooks:
He received a B.S. and M.S. in biological sciences from the University of Mississippi (Oxford, Mississippi, USA) and a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA). His research often focuses on urban waters, engaging topics ranging from water quality and reuse, environmental, aquatic and comparative toxicology and pharmacology, and sustainable molecular design, to developing approaches to define risks of contaminants of historical and emerging concern, and the ecology and toxicology of harmful algae blooms. Dr. Brooks’ research, which is actively occurring on six continents, has been supported by national and international government agencies, state and local governments, industry, and foundations.
The author of over 150 refereed journal articles, editorials and book chapters, Dr. Brooks is Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Management (Springer), is an Associate Editor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Wiley) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (Wiley), and serves on the editorial boards of Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) and Toxicon (Elsevier). Dr. Brooks received 2009 and 2013 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and is a past fellow of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. He recently served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Water and the Environment at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and as a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.