Dr. Patricia Ruiz is a senior service fellow at the Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her responsibilities and assignments include an expert knowledge of state-of-the-art computational toxicology tools including advanced methods of analysis such as Structure Activity Relationship (SAR), Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship calculations (QSAR), and computational systems biology. In addition, she is highly involved in the implementation of validated decision support tools such as physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models. Dr. Ruiz uses these approaches to support the Agency's efforts on site-specific public health assessments, emergency response, toxicological profiles, and applied research. Dr. Ruiz received her Ph.D. degree from Georgia State University (GSU), US, and her B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia. Dr. Ruiz possesses a wide-ranging and proven background on computational modeling, organic chemistry, statistics, environmental chemistry, epidemiology, toxicology, and risk assessment. She has outstanding records of scientific accomplishments with multiple research projects, numerous publications in highly prestigious journals and various presentations in both national and international conferences.
Computational Modeling; Toxicology; Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals; Risk Assessment.