Melissa Perry

Melissa Perry

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research,The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
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Melissa Perry, Sc.D., MHS, is a Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Before joining George Washington University, she spent 13 years on the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health faculty. She received her B.A. from the University of Vermont, and her MHS and Sc.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Perry’s research focuses on health effects of pesticides; agricultural injuries and exposures; and preventive interventions in workplaces. Dr. Perry is the Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she has been a member of the board since 2014. She is a co-chair of the National Academies Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. Dr. Perry is the associate editor for Environmental Health Perspectives and previously for Reproductive Toxicology. She was elected to be a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini in 2014, and she is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). She served as President of the American College of Epidemiology in 2014-15. She was previously a standing member of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health research grant review panel. Dr. Perry currently teaches a graduate course on Climate Change & Human Health and is currently collaborating on occupational and environmental health projects throughout the world.