Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D. is President of Vireo Advisors, focused on regulatory and safety strategies for novel bio-based and nanoscale technology commercialization. She develops state of the art analyses with public and private organizations toward safe and sustainable new product development.
Dr. Shatkin is an environmental health scientist and recognized expert in environmental science and policy, human health risk assessment, emerging substances policy and nanotechnology. Since 2005, Jo Anne has provided leadership on the responsible development of nanotechnologies, serving as an expert to the joint WHO_FAO Expert Panel on Nanotechnology in Food, the Canadian Council of Academies, and the US/Russia Bilateral Commission for S&T Nanotechnology EHS Panel. She serves as EHS Advisor to P3Nano, the US public private partnership to advance commercialization of nanocellulose. She collaborates with the USDA and EPA on life cycle risk analysis for nanomaterials, including nanocellulose. She is a Fellow and past Councilor of the international Society for Risk Analysis. She serves on the Board of the American University Center for Environmental Policy and the University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and was a Switzer Environmental Fellow.