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About the Director of EPA’s Office of Science Policy (OSP)

Dr. Fred S. Hauchman

Fred Hauchman is the director of the Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) Office of Science Policy (OSP) in Washington, DC. His office provides leadership in science integration, coordination and communication across ORD, and between ORD and the agency's regulatory programs, regions, and external partners. OSP is responsible for coordinating ORD’s engagement with the states, providing leadership on environmental justice science, and overseeing ORD’s public health partnerships with outside organizations. The office also manages the agency’s Tribal Science Council, which provides a forum for tribal and agency representatives to collaborate on environmental issues.

Fred has worked at the EPA for over 30 years in a variety of scientific, programmatic and management positions. This has included managing ORD’s water research program, directing exposure-related research on chemicals and pathogens in the environment, and serving as a senior scientist in EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. He has extensive international experience, having worked on a variety of risk assessment and water-related projects in Latin America and West Africa. He established EPA’s partnership with the Global Water Research Coalition and served as the agency’s representative to this organization for ten years. Fred received his M.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, and conducted postdoctoral research in environmental virology at UNC.