Andrew Maynard

Maynard_Casual_May-2010-UMRSCBLOGS-smallAndrew Maynard is the NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center. As well as leading one of the top environmental health science departments in the United States, he has been instrumental in developing a unique center focused on making the science behind human health risks accessible to consumers ands decision makers across multiple sectors. Maynard’s research and professional activities focus primarily on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies – most notably nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Here, he has published widely, has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy panels and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology. He also writes a regular column for the journal Nature Nanotechnology on nanotechnology and responsible innovation. In addition, Maynard teaches risk assessment, science communication, environmental health policy, and entrepreneurial ethics, and lectures widely on technology innovation and responsible development. He is also a well-known science communicator, and works closely with and through conventional and new media to connect with audiences around the world on technology innovation and the science or risk.

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Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D. NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences. Chair, University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Department. Director, University of Michigan Risk Science Center. Email: maynarda@umich.edu. Tel: 734 647 6856

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ABOUT ANDREW MAYNARD

Andrew is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he directs the University of Michigan Risk Science Center and chairs the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. When not knee deep in academic administration, he researches, he writes about and advise on emerging technologies and responsible innovation. Andrew can be found on Twitter at @2020science, and in his spare time create videos on the science of risk at Risk Bites

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