Tina Bahadori
Tina Bahadori
Executive Director for the National Academies’ Division , NASEM Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
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Tina Bahadori is executive director for the National Academies’ Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. Bahadori came to the Academies from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, where for eight years she designed and led several transdisciplinary research and risk assessment programs. Her positions at EPA included serving as national program director for human health risk assessment, as center director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment, and as national program director for chemical safety for sustainability. During her time at EPA, Bahadori built extensive collaborations across the landscape of community, national, and international partners from multiple sectors, and was committed to developing innovative approaches that weave together systems-based research and policy solutions. Before joining EPA, her career was founded on nearly two decades of research and science enterprises in the private sector, where she worked on converging and diverging issues related to energy, environment, technology, and chemical management.

Bahadori holds a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from the Harvard School of Public Health. From MIT, she holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Technology and Policy, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering and in humanities. She served as the president of the International Society of Exposure Science and is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

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