CLA Commends White House on Nomination of Dourson to EPA

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the White House announced the nomination Dr. Michael Dourson, currently a professor in the Risk Science Center at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, as assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CropLife America (CLA) commends the administration on its choice and looks forward to working with Dr. Dourson, once confirmed.

“We welcome Dr. Dourson’s nomination to serve as EPA’s Assistant Administrator of OCSPP,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “His extensive experience in risk assessment and science, both in the government and private sector make him a valuable addition to the office. Dr. Dourson’s years at EPA and practical experience as a toxicologist are just a few of the qualities that make him a perfect fit for this position,” concluded Vroom.

Prior to his work at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Dourson founded the nonprofit Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment and worked at the EPA. While at EPA, he was awarded the Arnold J. Lehman award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the International Achievement Award by the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).

Michael Leary