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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Amy K. Liebman, MPA MA

Amy Liebman has devoted her entire professional career to improving the environmental and occupational health of disenfranchised populations through community outreach, educational and training programs and policy initiatives. She currently serves as the Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), where she has worked for 12 years. At MCN, she has established a nationally recognized initiative to integrate occupational and environmental medicine into the primary care setting. This effort aims to reduce risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards by improving clinical knowledge and practice as well as community outreach and education. She has been a national leader in bringing the culturally appropriate train-the-trainer model with promotores de salud (lay health workers) to environmental health efforts to educate vulnerable communities about hazards and ways to reduce risks. Together with MCN, she received the EPA Regional Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award for their projects that help farmworker families minimize their exposures to environmental hazards. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of Outreach and Policy for the Center for Environmental Resource Management in El Paso, Texas, where she directed several programs on both sides of the US-Mexico Border. She has authored articles and training curricula and other educational materials dealing with environmental and occupational health, environmental justice, and migrants. Ms. Liebman has a Master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the 2011 co-recipient of the Lorin Kerr Award, an American Public Health Association Award which recognizes activists for their sustained and outstanding efforts and dedication to improving the lives of workers.


Advocating for Policy Change to Require Clinical Diagnostic Tools and Biomonitoring of Exposures to Pesticides, August 24, 2011