Dr. Patrick Breysse has been selected as the director of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR). Dr. Breysse comes to CDC from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has been a professor of environmental health sciences. Dr. Breysse has also held joint appointments as a professor of medicine within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and as a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering within the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.
At the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, he has served as associate chair for educational programs within the department of environmental health sciences, program director for the Industrial Hygiene Training Program, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment.
Dr. Breysse received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in the department of environmental health sciences. His research has focused on a broad range of occupational and environmental health topics, particularly the relationship between indoor and outdoor air quality and health. He has served on a number of advisory panels and committees within the fields of environmental health, occupational safety, and toxicology, among others. Given Dr. Breysse’s long-standing expertise in environmental health and his strong record as a scientist and a leader. Dr. Breysse will join NCEH/ATSDR on December 28.