Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he served as Dean from 2010-2016. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service. Before taking on this role, Howard was head of the Our Plant, Our Health initiative at the Wellcome Trust, the largest source of research support at the interface of human health, climate change, urbanization, and food systems. From 2005 to 2010 he held leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health. Dr. Frumkin’s research interests include public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy, nature contact, and sustainability. He has served on numerous National Academies of Sciences committees, association boards, and advisory committee.