Dr. Bruce Rodan
Dr. Bruce Rodan is the Associate Director for Science for the Office of Research and Development (ORD), and among other things, oversees ORD's research planning process. Dr. Rodan is a physician with Masters Degrees in Environmental Studies and Public Health. His role in the ORD Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator is to advance the broad spectrum of human health and ecological research activities conducted at this premier environmental research organization.
Prior to his return to ORD, Dr. Rodan was the Assistant Director for Environmental Health at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), serving eight years under both the Obama and Bush Administrations. While at OSTP, Dr. Rodan led and engaged in a variety of White House and interagency priority actions, including advancing chemical toxicity research and occupational and environmental health, coordinating the President’s initiative to improve pollinator health, developing open innovation challenges to address intractable problems, and responding to public health threats such as Ebola and Zika, and the impacts of climate change.
Dr. Rodan’s previous roles with ORD have been as Assistant Center Director in ORD’s previous National Center for Environmental Assessment and Senior Scientist in the Office of Science Policy. He came to the EPA as a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, following seven years as a consultant in Washington D.C. and five years in clinical medical practice.