Peter Preuss, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Preuss is the Director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This National Center is EPA’s national resource center for human health and ecological risk assessment. NCEA conducts risk assessments, carries out research to improve the state-of-the-science of risk assessment, and provides guidance and support to risk assessors.
Prior to this, Dr. Preuss was the Director of the National Center for Environmental Research responsible for the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program of extramural grants and fellowships, as well as a variety of EPA funded research centers. He has also been the Director of the Office of Science Policy and Regulatory Evaluation, an interface between the EPA research community and the EPA regulatory community. Dr. Preuss received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His areas of expertise and interest include risk assessment and its applications, science policy and law, and the use of comparative risk assessment as a tool in setting environmental priorities, both in this country and abroad. Dr. Preuss has been instrumental in helping to develop risk capabilities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and in the Middle East. More recently, his interests have moved to the development and enhancement of innovative approaches to risk assessment.