James R. Millette Ph.D.
Dr. James R. Millette has worked in environmental/toxicology/particulate studies since 1972, using microscopy analysis techniques. Dr. Millette’s experience includes 11 years as a research scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 years at McCrone Environmental Services in Atlanta and 24 years is an Executive Director of MVA Scientific Consultants in Duluth, Georgia performing and supervising analysis of particulates using microscopic techniques.
Dr. Millette has over 70 publications and book chapters that have appeared in a numerous journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Journal of the American Water Works Association, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Science of the Total Environment, Electron Microscopy, and The Microscope. He has presented reports of his scientific work at national and international meetings, including conferences of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society for Testing and Materials, Electron Microscopy Society, and several Symposia of the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Dr. Millette is a Fellow of ASTM-International and serves as Vice-Chair for Air Quality. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. He is board certified as a forensic engineer by the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences. Dr. Millette received the Snider Lifetime Achievement Award from Environmental Information Association in March 2013.
Dr. Millette received a BS from the University of Dayton, an M.En from Miami University (Ohio), and a Ph.D. from Cincinnati University.
M. Deborah Millette, MPH
M. Deborah Millette is the former Deputy Director of the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (EEHS) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). The mission of EEHS is to provide national and international leadership for coordinating, delivering, and evaluating emergency and environmental public health services.
EEHS provides consultation, training, and technical assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments and to federal and international agencies to improve public health practices. The division programs are: environmental health service, healthy Community design, healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention, chemical weapons elimination, and vessel sanitation.
Deb received her MPH degree from Emory University. She began her federal career in 1994 as an epidemiologist in the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Division of Health Studies, where she served as a technical project officer and as the principal investigator for a study of exposure to dioxin and volatile organic compounds. In 2004, Deb came to NCEH and became the Assistant Director for Program Development and subsequently the Associate Director for Program Development for EEHS. In these roles, she worked on the development of the Healthy Homes Initiative and the National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. The focus of this work was to use EEHS’ environmental health objectives and expertise to bring the importance of a holistic approach to health to public and private sector agencies.
Throughout her career in public health, Deb has worked in collaboration with both traditional and nontraditional partners advocating the use of collaboration and partnership in addressing public health issues and in finding ways to coordinate and simplify. She has presented scientific papers on dioxin, community partnerships, communicating scientific results, healthy homes, and integrated pest management at numerous scientific meetings. Before coming to public health, Deb was president of Millette and Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational and human resource development.
Deb and her husband, Jim, have four children and four grandchildren.