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Position
Director, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Company
EPA Office of Research and Development
Location
Durham NC UNITED STATES
Bio

Dr. Wayne Cascio is the Acting Director of EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), the world's premier research organization conducting the systems-based, effects research needed to make sustainable health and wellbeing achievable. NHEERL leads innovative research and predictive modeling that link environmental conditions to the health and wellbeing of people and society; advances systems-based research to predict the adverse effects of stressors across species and biological levels; uses integrated research to identify and characterize modifiable factors that respond to environmental conditions, and through interventions, improve health and wellbeing; and translates and communicates integrated environmental and health effects science to impact decisions positively at all levels. Dr. Cascio spent more than 25 years as a cardiologist helping people take care of their hearts before coming to EPA to lead research on the links between exposures to air pollution and a healthy heart.

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