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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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Joyce Martin

Joyce Martin was until recently the Environmental Health Policy Director for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Prior to joining AAIDD, she served as the Director of the Office of Science Policy at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She teaches professional responsibility as an adjunct at the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Ms. Martin grew up in Minnesota where she received both her Law Degree and her Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota. From 2002-2006, she was Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati.

She served as Chief Counsel to the Governor of Indiana in 2002 and as his Executive Assistant for Environment and Energy from 1997-2001. During the same period, she taught environmental law, torts, and professional responsibility as an adjunct at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. She also served as Senior Enforcement Counsel in the Air Enforcement Division of EPA in Washington D.C. in 1995-1996 and was Director of the Office of Legal Counsel for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management from 1995-1996. Early in her career, she was an associate attorney with the Indianapolis law firm of Barnes & Thornburg and a legislative analyst for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.


Learning and Developmental Disabilities and the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, January 5, 2012