Dr. Amber Wise
B. Sc.., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Postdoctoral, University of California-San Francisco
Dr. Wise's research furthers the field of environmental chemistry by filling in data
gaps on what types of chemical contaminants are present, where they're located and
at what levels. Chemicals of interest include so-called "emerging contaminants" that
are not routinely tested for by local, state or federal organizations such as pharmaceuticals
and personal care products, polyfluorinated compounds, antibacterial agents and/or
She is also interested in applying Green Chemistry principles to her research and
hopes to apply some of her surface modification experience to improving extraction
efficiency of some more complicated molecules and matrices.
Policy Recommendations for Addressing Potential Health Risks from Nanomaterials in
California. Amber, Wise, J Schwartz, T Woodruff, A Report for the University of California San
Francisco to advise the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in California
Environmental Protection Agency, 2011.
Are Oral Contraceptives Significant Contributors to Estrogenicity of Drinking Water?
Amber Wise, K. O’Brien, T. Woodruff, Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, 45
(1), pp 51–60.
Upstream adverse effects in risk assessment: A model of polychlorinated biphenyls,
thyroid hormone disruption and neurological outcomes in humans. Amber Wise, Fred Parham,
Daniel A. Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Christopher Portier, Lauren Zeise, R. Thomas
Zoeller, Tracey J. Woodruff. Environmental Research, 2012, (117), pp. 90-99.
Adverse effects in risk assessment: Modeling polychlorinated biphenyls and thyroid
hormone disruption outcomes in animals and humans. Fred Parham, Amber Wise, Daniel
A. Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Christopher Portier, Lauren Zeise, R. Thomas Zoeller,
and Tracey J. Woodruff. Environmental Research, 2012, (116), pp. 74-84.
Member, American Chemical Society