Tara Barton-Maclaren, Ph.D.
Dr. Tara Barton-Maclaren is a Risk Assessment Division Manager in the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch of Health Canada since 2012. As the focal point for hazard assessment expertise in the Bureau, the division follows advancements in toxicology and risk assessment and works toward the development of strategies for the integration of emerging data and novel methodologies for the assessment of chemicals existing in the Canadian marketplace. In support of the global transition to 21st Century toxicology and risk assessment, she participates in initiatives under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and engages in various scientific collaborations both nationally and internationally in the areas of QSAR, Adverse Outcome Pathways, Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment and new approaches to support regulatory decision-making.
Dr. Tara Barton-Maclaren joined Health Canada in the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau in 2007 and has led various risk assessment files as well as hazard methodology initiatives. She obtained her BSc Honours from the University of Guelph with a specialization in Biomedical Science in 2000 and her PhD in Reproductive Toxicology from McGill University in 2007.