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Rest Kathleen M.

E-mail: krest@ucsusa.org

Bio for Kathleen M. Rest, PhD, MPA
Union of Concerned Scientists

Dr. Kathleen Rest is the Executive Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a science based non-profit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.” UCS works on a range of issues, including climate change, clean energy, peace and security, sustainable agriculture, and the integrity of science in federal policy making.

Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Rest spent five years with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her tenure at NIOSH, she held several leadership positions, including serving as the Institute’s Acting Director. Prior to her federal service, Dr. Rest spent many years as a faculty member in several medical schools, most recently as Associate Professor in the Occupational and Environmental Health Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health. She has extensive experience as a researcher and advisor on occupational and environmental health issues in countries such as the Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Canada, and Greece.

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