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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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Laura Anderko, RN PhD

Laura Anderko RN PhD holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. She is a scholar and educator in the fields of epidemiology, public health and environmental health. A Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, Dr. Anderko earned her Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois, an MS from Northern Illinois University, and a BSN from University of Chicago. She is a former member of the Environmental Protection Agency's federal advisory committee, the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC).


A redirection of approaches is needed: From “innocent until proven guilty” to “first do no harm,” September 1, 2010
How can our regulatory system more effectively protect the health of the developing fetus?, February 2, 2012
Particulate Matter (PM) Pollution: Protecting those Most Vulnerable, August 22, 2012