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About the Director of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA)

Tina Bahadori, Sc.D.

In January 2017, Tina Bahadori was appointed to lead the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Bahadori was the National Program Director for Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) in EPA. CSS research advances sustainable development, use and assessment of existing chemicals and emerging materials by developing and applying computational science, integrated chemical evaluation strategies, and decision-support tools. Before joining EPA in May 2012, she was the Managing Director of the Long-Range Research Initiative at the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Dr. Bahadori is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Chemical Sciences Roundtable and an Agency Liaison to the NAS Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. She also serves on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education.

Dr. Bahadori holds the following degrees:

  • Sc.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard School of Public Health, 1998.
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering and Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988.
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering and in Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984.