Welcome to Dr. Jamie DeWitt, named Director of the The Pacific Northwest Center for Translational Environmental Health Research!

With a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Neural Science, she brings more than 20 years of experience in leading innovative research in environmental toxicology and human health.

Dr. Dewitt comes to OSU from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Jamie Dewitt named new center director

Q. What are you looking forward to most with your move to OSU?
I am ecstatic about joining a university that is truly dedicated to environmental health science research and being in a role that will enable me to support efforts in diverse areas of environmental health science. I'm also super excited about being around people who speak the language of toxicology and highly related fields.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?
A. Day hiking! I've been in the hiking dead zone for ~15 years and can't wait to put my boots on hiking trails in and around Corvallis.

Q. How did you get involved in Environmental Health Research?
A. I can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in environmental health. In 5th grade, I even won a scholarship to a local nature center camp because of my active interest in environmental science! My favorite part of EH research is getting to work with scientists and non-scientists of all flavors and learning about how different disciplines can work together to solve problems. I know that sounds like somewhat of a cliche, but as I sit here in a virtual meeting with a spokesperson from a pollutant-impacted community, environmental chemists, policy analysts, biologists, toxicologists, and attorneys, I'm hearing a myriad of opinions that are coalescing into a plan of action and I can't imagine that this would have happened with a group from a single discipline. It's so cool to work with all these different perspectives.

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Jamie Dewitt, PhD

Director, Pacific Northwest Center for Translational Environmental Health Research
Professor, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
College of Public Health & Human Sciences