Career Development

EDGE Director honored by National Academy of Medicine

A current and former EDGE director are being recognized for their contributions to public health research and service to the field.

Current EDGE Director, Dr. Joel Kaufman, a leading expert on the health effects of air pollution, is elected to the National Academy of Medicine this month.

Kaufman is professor of environmental and occupational health sciences and epidemiology in SPH and professor of general internal medicine in the UW School of Medicine.

A model of scientific integrity

Lianne Sheppard fought recent efforts by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suppress the role of academic scientists advising the agency on environmental policy.

The University of Washington professor also battled back against attacks on her research into the link between cancer and glyphosate, a widely used herbicide.