Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is Dean of the School of Public Health and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. He previously served as director of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he established programs in climate change and in the built environment. He also served as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for climate change and health.
Dr. Frumkin received an MD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPH and a DrPH from Harvard University, and further internal and occupational medicine training from the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge Hospital, and Harvard University.
He has co-authored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health and most recently Making Healthy Places: Designing And Building For Health, Well-Being, And Sustainability with Andrew Dannenberg and Richard J. Jackson. His other books include Environmental Health: From Global to Local and Safe and Healthy School Environments.
He is also the author or co-author of over 180 scientific journal articles and chapters. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Collegium Ramazzini, and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.