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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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Catherine Metayer, MD, PhD

Catherine Metayer is a physician trained in departments of pediatrics and oncology in France where she developed an interest in cancer research. She received her PhD in Epidemiology at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, and focused her post-doctoral research on occupational exposures related to hematopoietic cancers in adults. She was a Visiting Scientist at the Division of Epidemiology & Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, expanding her research on secondary cancers following treatment for a primary cancer, and environmental risk factors of lung cancer in China. Dr. Metayer is currently Professor at the UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, examining environmental and genetic factors of leukemia and other cancers in children and adolescents. She is the Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE, co-funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency), and the Chair of the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC).


Childhood Leukemia: An Ounce of Prevention, June 24, 2014