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Suk William A.

E-mail: suk@niehs.nih.gov


Dr. Suk is Director, Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences and Director, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). His primary interest is in the assessment of adverse effects on human health, primarily in vulnerable populations, resulting from exposure to deleterious environmental agents.
Dr. Suk has served since its inception, as Director of the NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Training Program [Superfund Research Program], a program established by Congress as part of the reauthorization of Superfund in 1986. A unique Program fostering interdisciplinary research approaches to address the problems associated with potentially hazardous environmental exposures. Dr. Suk is a affiliated with a number of organizations and committees, including: member, roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; member, International Advisory Board of the Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand; co-chaired the World Health Organization Consultation on Scientific Principles and Methodologies for Assessing Health Risks in Children Associated with Chemical Exposures. Dr. Suk has been a member of a number of trans-NIH committees and consortia. Dr. Suk has assisted in the conceptualization and implementation of research and training programs in exposure biology and in understanding gene-environment interactions. Dr. Suk received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the George Washington University Medical School, and his Masters in Public Health in health policy from School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He sits on the editorial advisory boards of a number of international journals, including Nanomedicine, Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, and the Central European Journal of Public Health. He is a member of a number of scientific societies, and has been a National Science Foundation fellow. Dr. Suk has been honored at the NIH for many of his efforts, and has received the DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. He was privileged with receiving the Roy E. Albert Memorial Award for Translational Research in Environmental Health from the University of Cincinnati; the Child Health Advocacy Award from the Children’s Environmental Health Network; and the John P. Wyatt Lecture Award in Environmental Health and Disease from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Suk is a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, the international society of scholars in environmental and occupational health.

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