Janet Carter


Health Scientist
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Janet Carter is a Health Scientist, Program Manager for Nanotechnology at the Office of Biological Hazards with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Janet received a BS in Zoology from Miami University, MS in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Cincinnati and is currently attending Emory University Rollin’s School of Public Health in epidemiology.

Prior to joining OSHA, Janet spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble as a Sr. Scientist and Respiratory Toxicologist researching the mechanisms of inflammation/tumorigenesis and nanoparticle toxicity. Janet has authored or co-authored over 35 publications and technical reports with more than 40 presentations and invited-talks at national and international conferences. She has participated on numerous review panels for nanomaterials with the National Academies Institute of Medicine, EPA, NSF and USDA. She is the former Vice-Chair of the International Life Science Institute/Health and Environmental Science Institutes Nanomaterials Safety Committee and member of the organizing committee for the Society of Toxicology Nanotoxicology Specialty Section. Janet currently serves on the steering committee for the ILSI NanoRelease Project and is co-chairing the Interlaboratory Testing Group for NanoRelease, serves on the board as a technical expert for the Woodrow Wilson Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory and is part of the ILSI-HESI Risk 21 project developing an exposure database for nanomaterials.