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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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Barbara Sattler, RN DrPH

Dr. Barbara Sattler is a nurse, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and the Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and Justice there. The center focuses on community-based strategies to address environmental health issues and is training nurses in issues such as Brownfields and Superfund sites, drinking water, and indoor air quality. Dr. Sattler was also involved in supporting an Environmental Justice Youth Council which worked with Baltimore City high school students to identify health risks in their own communities. Dr. Sattler holds a Diploma in Nursing from the Pilgrim State Hospital School of Nursing, Brentwood, New York, a BS from the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, and an MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Why Nurses Need Chemical Policy Reform, January 5, 2012