Advisory Group

An independent group of experts advises AHS researchers on study implementation, direction, data analysis, and reporting. Members of the AHS Advisory Group include senior scientists with interest or expertise in agricultural science, epidemiology, molecular biology, occupational health and other related fields. Members also include active farmers from each of the participating states.


Wayne Buhler, PhD, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

W. Gregory Cope, PhD, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Leader, Department Extension Coordinator NC Agromedicine Institute North Carolina State University Department of Applied Ecology

Paul Demers PhD, MSc, Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario, Occupational Cancer Research Centre Cancer Care Ontario

Clement Furlong, PhD, Research Professor, Genome Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Matthew Keifer MD, MPH, Director, Employee Occupational Health, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, VA Puget Sound Medical Center and University of Washington

Francine Laden ScD, MS, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health

Catherine LePrevost, PhD Teaching Assistant Professor, Applied Ecology North Carolina State University

David Richardson, MSPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Matthew K. Ross, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Dennis Schwab, Farmer, Representing Farmers of Iowa

Jessica Wilburn, Representing Farmers of North Carolina

Susan Woskie, PhD, CIH, Professor, Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA