Dr. Melissa J. Perry, professor and chair of the department of environmental and occupational health at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, was recently named a co-chair of the National Academies Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions.
[Photo: Dr. Melissa Perry]
At the request of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the committee was established to facilitate communication among government, industry, environmental groups, and the academic community about scientific advances that may be used in the identification, quantification, and control of environmental impacts on human health. The committee holds workshops to explore new methods and approaches that can be used to identify and control environmental impacts on human health. The committee’s next meeting, “Individual Environmental Health Data: New Technologies and Engagement Approaches to Enhance Research and Communication,” will be held November 16-17.