Dr Sally Tinkle

Senior Science Advisor

National Institute of Environmental Health Science

National Institutes of Health
Research Triangle Park
United States
PH: +1 (919) 541-093
Fax: +1 (919) 541-3592
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Sally Tinkle is the Senior Science Advisor to the Acting Director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. As part of her work on emerging issues in environmental health sciences, Dr. Tinkle is responsible for scientific program development and is the NIEHS liason to the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She developed the NIEHS extramural nanotoxicology grants portfolio and chaired the NIH Nano Task Force Health Implications working group. As a member of the Nanomaterials Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) working group of the Nanoscale Science Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council, Dr. Tinkle was a principle author of the "Nanomaterials and Human Health" chapter of the federal research needs document and the human health task group leader for the research prioritization process. She also led the development of the human health component of the federal nanomaterials environmental health science research strategy. Dr. Tinkle is frequently an invited speaker and panelist on nanomaterials health and safety issues, most recently in Beijing, China.

Dr. Tinkle obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, also in Denver. Prior to joining the National Institutes of Health in 2003, she led a research team in dermatoxicology and pulmonary immunotoxicology at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

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