March 8, 2022

Alison Cullen helps strengthen EPA Science Advisory Board peer review process


In the news this past week was the work of the Environmental Protection Agency ‘s Science Advisory Board, which is chaired by the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Environmental Policy Alison Cullen. Professor Cullen and the Advisory Board have been working with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan of the Biden-Harris Administration to strengthen processes that “restore opportunities for peer review and strengthen the independence of the board,” as it works with the EPA. Of central importance here is the establishment of a Science Advisory Board Working Group led by Professor Cullen that will meet with EPA staff to provide timely expert advice relevant to scientific and technical information guiding EPA policy, rule-making, or enforcement decisions.  

Links to the EPA news release related to this can be found here, as well as a news story describing this work.