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Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Science Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise

Environmental health sciences
Environmental impacts on toxicology, terrorism, sustainability, climate change, urban design and architecture
Adverse chemical reactions and biomonitoring

Richard Jackson


Richard Jackson is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a pediatrician who has applied his expertise in environmental health and infectious disease towards public policy, serving a year as the California State Health Officer and almost a decade at the CDC as the Director of the National Center for Environmental Health. He received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco and his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. In recognition of his work, Professor Jackson received the Presidential Distinguished Service award and was elected in 2011 to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has played an important role in efforts in California to draft laws to reduce risks from pesticides to farmworkers and children, and worked at the CDC to measure American’s chemical levels through biomonitoring. For more, see Dr. Jackson’s faculty page.

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