The Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) plays a critical role in the development and advancement of the Aliso Canyon Health Study. The SOC includes independent experts and public agency representatives and has expertise in areas critical to this study such as: Epidemiology, Disaster Behavioral Health, Toxicology, Community-Based Research, Exposure Assessment, Environmental Science, Air Monitoring, and Air Modeling.
The SOC reviews and approve UCLA’s methods and analysis throughout. At the end of the Health Study’s third year, the SOC will independently assess UCLA’s effort determine if the Health Study should continue. Afterwards, the SOC will evaluate the Health Study’s progress on an annual basis.