Wendy Heiger-Bernays, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Address||715 Albany St Talbot Building|
Boston MA 02118
|2010||Boston University School of Public Health:
Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching|
|2013||BU School of Public Health:
Excellence in Teaching - Risk Assessment Methods|
|2015||-||2016||American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):
AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship|
Wendy Heiger-Bernays is on the faculty of the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her work reflects her education in molecular toxicology and her professional experience in regulatory toxicology and risk assessment. Her interests center on understanding how environmental hazards adversely affect people’s health and how risks associated with these exposures can be quantified and decreased. As lead of the Research Translation Core of the Boston University Superfund Research Program, she works to move the science of the program to regulatory environmental and health organizations to inform policy and practice. She collaborates with other researchers to understand patterns of migration of contaminants in municipal compost and soils in urban gardens and risks associated with these agents, with the objective of translating this research into cost-effective best practices.
As a AAAS Policy Fellow hosted in the EPA Endocrine Disrupter Screening Program, Dr. Heiger-Bernays investigated the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals in water. She also serves on technical advisory committees for toxicological and environmental health issues at both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency and as Chair of her local board of health.