First as a wildland firefighter and later as an occupational exposure researcher, Emily Bonner, PhD has developed a passion for examining the relationship between potential contaminants and human health issues. Now, she’s bringing her knowledge, skill set, and dedication to serve as a toxicologist in our Denver office.

Most recently, Dr. Bonner completed her dissertation at Oregon State University, conducting research with passive sampling devices to assess exposures of firefighters and communities near contaminated sites. Before that, she was an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) member. During her year of service, she worked on flood relief projects in Louisiana, receiving vital training and on-the-ground experience with disaster recovery. She also was a wildland firefighter, deployed for weeks at a time in the mountains of Colorado. She said this role particularly piqued her interest in occupational health and industrial hygiene.

For Dr. Bonner, joining CTEH was an “easy choice.” With our team’s unparalleled expertise in emergency response toxicology, she said, “There’s simply no other company like it.” In her new role, she looks forward to working alongside and learning from her colleagues in Colorado, including mentors Derek Drechsel, PhD, DABT, CIH, and Michael Lumpkin, PhD, DABT. She’s also excited about serving on projects across the U.S. through the Toxicology Emergency Response Program and Worker Exposure Emergency Response Program.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bonner to CTEH! To connect with her, click here.

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Emily Bonner, PhD

Emily Bonner, PhD is a toxicologist for CTEH, LLC. A graduate of Oregon State University, she holds a Master’s in Toxicology and her doctorate in Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Bonner’s research focused on evaluating occupational exposures of firefighters using passive sampling technology.

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