CTEH® Welcomes New Toxicologist, Emergency Response Consultant
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2020) – CTEH has welcomed Jessica Chopyk, PhD, a toxicologist, and James Pratt, a seasoned emergency response consultant, to its internationally-renowned team of scientific experts.
“CTEH is well known in the industry for our deep, crisis-tested expertise,” said Cory Davis, senior vice president of operations and principal consultant. “With their strong scientific backgrounds, we know Jessica and James will be strong assets to the partners, governments and communities we serve in their times of need.”
A published researcher, Chopyk previously worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Diego. Most recently, she helped identify potential sources of COVID-19 contamination on surfaces within a clinical sample processing center. She holds a doctoral degree in toxicology and environmental health from the University of Maryland, College Park as well as a master’s degree in plant and soil sciences and bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Delaware.
Pratt is a former petroleum executive and education and disaster expert for both government and private-sector entities. During his career, he has served on the front lines of notable oil and gas incidents and natural disasters, including as incident commander. He brings more than 30 years of emergency experience to the firm as an EMT; field and emergency room health professional; medical examiner; death examiner; volunteer firefighter; and sheriff’s deputy. He is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma.
Based in North Little Rock, Arkansas, CTEH® has nearly 190 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; Portland, Oregon; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; Saratoga Springs, New York; and Seattle, Washington.
A subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, CTEH® is a management, technology and science-based consulting firm providing a wide-range of response services including environmental data collection and management, GIS, safety, incident management, industrial hygiene, toxicology and human health consulting for the public and private sectors. For more information, visit cteh.com.