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We shouldn’t be exposed to dangerous chemicals from food containers. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approvals of thirty ortho-phthalates as additives in food contact articles.

Lynn Ringenberg, MD, FAAP

Tampa, Florida
Speaker Topic: Clean Air, Climate Change, Coal
Medical Specialty: Pediatrics
PSR Affiliation: President of National PSR; President, PSR Florida
Position: President
School Affiliation: Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Florida (USF)

Areas of Expertise:

Children’s health, primarily underserved

Media Experience: Radio Writing (editorials, op-eds) Public Speaking

Why PSR?

PSR is the only organization of professionals that puts peoples health as a priority along with that of the planet.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ringenberg is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her academic career spanned 20 years at USF with 13 years in private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, Graduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Medical School at the University of Nebraska and residency training in pediatrics at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Bowman Gray in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She received a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 2001 and retired from the Army in 2003 in the rank of colonel. Dr. Ringenberg’s interests and passions lie in medical education and underserved healthcare. She co-founded Physician’s for Social Responsibility (PSR) Tampa Bay with Dr. Don Mellman in 2008.

To request Dr. Ringenberg as a speaker, please email or call 202-667-4260.

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What now, after the Supreme Court stay?

The Supreme Court in February 2016 issued a "stay," or a temporary suspension, of the Clean Power Plan while a lower court reviews a legal challenge. This situation raises many questions. Read more »


Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, Pull plug on Crystal River plant, St. Petersburg Times. July 25, 2011.

Drs. Ira Helfand, Lynn Ringenberg, and Donald Mellman, A new START for the world, Tampa Tribune. April 8, 2010.