Amie Muller Research Programs
Burn Pit 360 Resources & Research
The Burn Pits 360 Scientific Committee is composed of experts in the field of environmental health, toxicology, and epidemiology as well as healthcare professionals and advocates for military personnel and veterans. We are dedicated to understanding the health impacts of burn pit exposure and to providing the information and support that military personnel and veterans need to manage their health.
The Committee’s focus is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the long-term health effects of burn pit exposure and to help identify emerging trends in monitoring and treatment for those affected. Additionally, the Committee works to gather scientific evidence on the long-term impacts of burn pit exposure, including the mechanisms of toxicity and the potential health consequences.
The Committee’s advocacy work is critical for raising awareness about the dangers of military toxic exposures and advocating for the health needs of impacted veterans. Through its efforts, the Burn Pits 360 Scientific Committee is working to ensure that military personnel and veterans receive the support and resources they need to manage their health, educate their medical providers on the issue and to address any health problems related to their toxic exposures.
If you would like to discuss research collaboration, please contact Dr. Julie Tomaska email@example.com
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JULIE M. TOMASKA, PHD
Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Governance Board Member
TAMMY BUTTERICK, PHD
Scientific Advisory Board
Health Science Specialist
DR. ROBERT F. MILLER
DR. STEVEN COUGHLIN
Director of Public Health Augusta University
DR. ANTHONY SZEMA
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell
The MN Pulmonary Airborne Clinical Toxin
Post-9/11 Veterans exposed to airborne toxins are at an increased risk of lung injury and lung cancer. The team seeks to identify patient-reported health outcomes (PROM) and experiences (PREM) around these issues. The goal of the M-PACT study will be to address major gaps in Veteran health outcomes, with a focus on lung health in MN Veterans due to military deployment airborne hazard exposures.
STATUS: Not Yet Recruiting
Projected January 2024 For questions regarding MTEC please contact Dr. Tammy Butterick Tammy.Butterick@va.gov
Dr. Tammy Butterick – University of Minnesota
Burn Pit Emission Exposure and Urinary Symptom Survey
Gross Hematuria and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Military Burn Pits Exposures in US Veterans Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65(9), 740-744. (2023)
STATUS: Completed (2023)
Dr. Anthony Szema - Stony Brook University
Military Toxic Exposure Committee (MTEC)
The VA Military Toxic Exposure Conference is dedicated to creating a collaborative
community of pre-clinical and clinical experts, as well as veteran advocacy organizations.
Together, we aim to raise awareness and establish best practices for veterans affected by
burn-pits while shedding light on the enduring consequences of repeated exposure to
For questions regarding MTEC please contact Dr. Tammy Butterick Tammy.Butterick@va.gov
Virtual VA Military Toxic Exposure Research Conference (MTEC) Kickoff was held March 2023 MaterialsFind Them Here
VA Military Toxic Exposure Research Conference held at West Virginia University iTOX Center in October 2023 Materials – Coming Soon
- Olsen, T., Caruana, D., Cheslack-Postava, K., Szema, A., Thieme, J., Kiss, A., ... & Szema, A. (2022). Iraq/Afghanistan war lung injury reflects burn pits exposure. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 14671. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-18252-2