Howard Frumkin

HEADSHOT Frumkin WebHoward Frumkin is a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he served as dean from 2010 to 2016. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist. Previously, he directed the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005–2010) and was a professor and the chair of environmental and occupational health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (1990–2005). Frumkin’s research interests include the public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy, and nature contact. He currently serves on the boards of the Bullitt Foundation and the Seattle Parks Foundation, on the NASEM Committee on Measuring Community Resilience, on the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance (Harvard University), and on advisory committees to the Wellcome Trust “Our Planet, Our Health” initiative, the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (Columbia University), the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (George Mason University), and the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (University of Toronto). He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific journal articles and chapters. His books include Urban Sprawl and Public Health (2004); Emerging Illness and Society (2004); Safe and Healthy School Environments (2006); Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, Economics (2007); Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (2011); and Environmental Health: From Global to Local (third edition, 2016). Frumkin holds an AB from Brown University, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPH and DrPH from Harvard University.