Public Health and the Environment: from Science to Policy to Program Management.Noon, Friday
February 22, 2008
Public Health and the Environment: from Science to Policy to Program Management
given by Stephanie Miles-Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Stephanie Miles-Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D., is Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Policy in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Office of Strategy and Innovation, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. (CDC). Previous appointments at CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry The United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, (ATSDR) is an agency for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is directed by a congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous (ATSDR ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry ) include Scientific Technical Advisor for a $4 million congressionally mandated applied research program which addressed data needs for hazardous substances identified by ATSDR. She also served as Minority Health Program Manager at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR). In this capacity, she promoted public health as a key consideration and ensured that NCEH/ATSDR addressed environmental health disparities within African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic and/or low income White populations exposed to hazardous substances. She has served as Project Manager for programs that address community concerns about exposure to hazardous substances as well as environmental justice in minority and/or low income communities. Dr. Miles-Richardson has served as an agency expert on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, providing technical expertise internally and representing the agency on interagency and national committees. She is the author/chemical manager of ATSDR's Toxicological Profile of di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, a chemical with endocrine-disrupting potential.
Dr. Miles-Richardson was born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Grambling, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Grambling High School and graduated from Grambling State University Grambling State University, at Grambling, La.; coeducational; state supported; est. 1901, attained university status 1974; predominantly African American. It has colleges of liberal arts, science and technology, and education as well of schools of nursing and social with an undergraduate degree in Biology. She earned her veterinary medical degree from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and a dual Ph.D. in pathology and environmental toxicology from Michigan State University Michigan State University, at East Lansing; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855. It opened in 1857 as Michigan Agricultural College, the first state agricultural college. , East Lansing, Michigan, where she received a National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her dissertation, Effects of Estrogenic Compounds on Fathead Minnows, was focused on the development of a bioindicator Bioindicators are species or chemicals used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. They are any biological species or group of species whose function, population, or status can be used to determine ecosystem or environmental integrity. to assess human exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds. Dr. Miles-Richardson has published several papers on endocrine disruption, and her work has been presented locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Miles-Richardson is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology pathobiology /patho·bi·ol·o·gy/ (-bi-ol´ah-je) pathology.
The study or practice of pathology with greater emphasis on the biological than on the medical aspects. , College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama and holds an academic appointment at Morehouse School of Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine is a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Originally part of African-American all-male Morehouse College, it was founded in 1975 during the tenure of college president Hugh M. . She is married to Burnell Richardson, Jr. (ASCP ASCP American Society of Clinical Pathologists. ) and they have 2 children.