Joy E. Carlson, MPH, is Principal of J. Carlson Consulting specializing in policy and organizational development in public and environmental health.

Ms. Carlson co-founded the Children's Environmental Health Network, USA and served as its first Executive Director for 10 years (1989-1999). She and the Network were among the chief architects of the children's environmental health movement that has resulted in changes in the policy, research, and health practice fields nationally. She has also helped expand the children's environmental health movement internationally.  

Ms. Carlson has spoken extensively on children's environmental health, worked with hundreds of national and local organizations, and published in peer reviewed journals. She lives with her family in Oakland, California.