Biologist, author and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. Her book "Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment" presents cancer as a human rights issue, bringing together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries. "Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood" is a memoir of her own pregnancy and an investigation of fetal toxicology, revealing how environmental hazards threaten each crucial stage of infant development. She served on President Clinton's National Action Plan on Breast Cancer and briefed U.N. delegates in Geneva on dioxin contamination of breast milk. The Sierra Club called her "the new Rachel Carson" and Carson's own alma mater gave her its Rachel Carson Leadership Award. In 1997 she was named a "Ms. Magazine" Woman of the Year. She has appeared on the "Today" show, "Good Morning America," "Now with Bill Moyers" and National Public Radio.
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Environmental Studies and Science
- "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment"
- "The Falling Age of Puberty"
- "The Spoils of Famine: Ethiopian Famine Policy and Peasant Agriculture"
- "Having Faith"
Honors, Awards, Memberships
The Sierra Club called her "the new Rachel Carson" and Carson's own alma mater gave her its Rachel Carson Leadership Award.