Dana Dolinoy Named NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at Michigan Public Health

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, associate professor of environmental health sciences, has been named NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her appointment, effective December 1, has been approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

“Dana has established herself as a leader both in her field and within the School of Public Health,” said Cathleen Connell, interim dean of the School of Public Health. “Dana’s impressive research portfolio and passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists demonstrate her dedication to the department and the field of environmental health sciences.”

Dolinoy leads Michigan Public Health’s Environmental Epigenetics and Nutrition Laboratory, which investigates how nutritional and environmental factors interact with epigenetic gene regulation to shape health and disease.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental sciences and policy and Spanish from Duke University, a Master of Science degree in environmental sciences and engineering from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a PhD in genetics and genomics and integrated toxicology from Duke.

The Environmental Health Sciences department is one of six graduate-level departments housed within the School of Public Health and includes more than 25 faculty, 85 students and 4,500 alumni. Faculty and students do cutting-edge research to understand how the environment impacts human, animal and ecological health and how to educate the public about best practices and policy improvements at local and global levels.

Read more about Dolinoy on We Are Michigan Public Health.