Lynn R. Goldman served as chair of the CEHN board from 2002-2006. A pediatrician and an epidemiologist, and most recently professor at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Goldman is the dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Dr. Goldman most recently served as a professor of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, principal investigator for the Johns Hopkins National Children Study Center and dual principal investigator for the National Center of Excellence for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER).
In 1993, Dr. Goldman was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve as Assistant Administrator (AA) for Toxic Substances at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she directed the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) from 1993 through 1998. As AA for OPPTS she was responsible for the nation's pesticide, toxic substances and pollution prevention laws. Under her watch, EPA expanded right-to-know under the Toxics Release Inventory and overhauled the nation’s pesticides laws. Dr. Goldman made significant progress on the issues of testing of high volume industrial chemicals and identification of chemicals that disrupt endocrine systems. At EPA she was successful in promoting children’s health issues and furthering the international agenda for global chemical safety.
Prior to joining the EPA, Dr. Goldman served in several positions at the California Department of Health Services, most recently as head of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control. She has conducted public health investigations on pesticides, childhood lead poisoning and other environmental hazards. She has a BS in Conservation of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed pediatric training at Children’s Hospital, Oakland, California. Dr. Goldman has served on numerous boards and expert committees, and has published in the areas of environmental health and environmental health policy.
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