Dr. Molly Kile, an associate professor in the environmental and occupational health program at Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has been appointed to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).
Established in 1987, this state agency provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. It is a leader in the conservation of Oregon’s natural resources and enjoys strong public support for its contributions to community-based conservation, watershed health and local economies. Using funds generated by the Oregon Lottery, federal agencies and salmon license plate revenue, OWEB supports projects where community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live.
Dr. Kile is also the director of the Community Engagement Core of Oregon State’s Superfund Research Center. In this role, she works with Native American Tribes in the Pacific Northwest to investigate their concerns about environmental pollution.
[Photo: Dr. Molly Kile]
Dr. Kile received her doctorate in environmental health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She continued her postdoctoral training at Harvard in molecular epidemiology.