The HEI Board of Directors
has appointed Jana B. Milford, professor of mechanical engineering and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado–Boulder, to the HEI Review Committee
. The committee, which has no role in selecting or overseeing projects, evaluates all completed HEI studies and prepares a commentary or critique of each study’s results and interpretations that puts them in a broader scientific and policy context. Milford replaces Ted Russell, who recently stepped down from the committee after completing two four-year terms, the maximum length of service allowed by HEI bylaws.
Milford holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law. Her research interests include mathematical modeling and design of control strategies for photochemical air pollution, air pollution exposure assessment and source apportionment, and environmental law and policy analysis. Milford also has a strong interest in public policy and has published extensively in that area. She has previously worked as a Congressional Fellow and analyst at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and a senior scientist and staff attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Milford serves on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission. She previously served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. “The Review Committee welcomes Jana Milford and looks forward to working with and learning from her,” said Review Committee Chair James Merchant. “At the same time we are extraordinarily grateful for the insights and expertise that Ted Russell provided to our deliberations over these past eight years.”