The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Seeks Nominees for the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

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Designated Federal Officer
Tania Carreón-Valencia

The STAC has 17 member positions and is currently seeking nominations for 6 of these positions in the following categories:

  • Occupational physician who has experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers;
  • Mental health professional;
  • Industrial hygienist;
  • Physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
  • Representative of WTC responders; and
  • Representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors

Membership of the STAC is intentionally varied to bring broad knowledge and perspectives to the Committee for the benefit of the WTC Health Program. Appointments to the STAC may last up to 4 years.

The STAC plays an important role by providing advice of a scientific and/or technical nature to the Administrator of the WTC Health Program. The STAC reviews scientific and medical evidence to make recommendations to the WTC Program Administrator on Program eligibility criteria and additional WTC-related health conditions. The STAC also makes recommendations on research needs for the Program and other matters related to implementation and improvement of the Program at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator.

Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations are due by June 28, 2019 and must include the following information:

  • Complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing address, e-mail address)
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • The category of membership (environmental medicine or environmental health specialist, occupational physician, pulmonary physician, representative of WTC responders, representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors, industrial hygienist, toxicologist, epidemiologist, or mental health professional) that the candidate is qualified to represent;
  • A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that demonstrates the candidate's suitability for the nominated membership category; and
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a person(s) not employed by HHS. (Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by an HHS agency (e.g.,CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.)

Submit nominations to: or NIOSH Docket 229-H c/o Mia Wallace, Committee Management Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., MS: E-20, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

More information can be found at the STAC Member webpage or by contacting Tania Carreón-Valencia at (513) 841-4515 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at