Omenn Lecture in Environmental Health

Pacific NW

May 2 lecture features Casey Sixkiller, Region 10 administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency

Headshot of Casey Sixkiller

EPA and Public Health: Investing in All of Us

The lecture honors Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, former dean of the UW School of Public Health. It is sponsored by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. 

About Casey Sixkiller

Casey Sixkiller was appointed Regional Administrator, Region 10, of the Environmental Protection Agency by President Joe Biden in May 2022. As regional administrator, Sixkiller oversees the EPA’s work to protect human health and the environment across the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, and 271 tribal nations.

Sixkiller also is leading the EPA’s efforts locally to implement both the Bipartisan Infrastructural Law and Inflation Reduction Act, which together are making generational investments in water infrastructure, helping to address the impacts of climate change, and scaling the deployment and adoption of solutions necessary to achieving our nation’s green energy future — all centered on President Biden’s and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Watch the 2023 Omenn Lecture featuring Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, dean of George Washington University School of Public Health 


Watch the 2021 inaugural Omenn Lecture featuring Dr. Linda Birnbaum, former director, NIEHS