CORE B: Tobacco Product Characterization and Manipulation (Program Manager)
Research Project 1: Toxicity Testing of New and Manipulated Tobacco Products (Program Manager)
Marielle C. Brinkman is the Battelle TCORS Program Manager and has over 24 years of experience designing, coordinating, and managing large- and small-scale human exposure field and laboratory studies. As a Senior Research Scientist at Battelle, she has developed novel real-time techniques to measure and compare smoker’s exposures to different tobacco products based on particle size measurement, collection, and chemical speciation and smoking topography, including potential reduced exposure, smokeless tobacco, little cigar, electronic cigarette, and waterpipe products. Brinkman has served as a co-investigator and project manager on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded human exposure assessment studies to characterize trace-level VOCs, semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), and particle size distribution in mainstream and sidestream tobacco smoke and human exhaled breath. She obtained her B.S in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, is the author and the co-author of more than 30 journal articles and reports, and has delivered numerous lectures on human exposure topics.