Dr. Christopher M. Reh, Associate Director, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Chris Reh

Dr. Patrick Breysse, Director of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher M. Reh is the new Associate Director for ATSDR. Dr. Reh will oversee ATSDR’s day-to-day work, serving as part of Dr. Breysse’s senior leadership team.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Reh has been a leader in the areas of environmental and occupational health. He began his career at CDC/NIOSH as an industrial hygienist, and during these 12-years his research focused on isocyanates, mercury, halogenated solvents, magnetic fields, and exposures during forest fire fighting.  Dr. Reh also has 17-years of private sector experience serving as an environmental health, workplace safety, and sustainability executive with Fortune 100 companies.  During this period, he was responsible for the strategic global leadership and governance for all aspects of workplace safety and health, water stewardship, energy efficiency and renewable energy, sustainable packaging and recycling, business continuity planning, and risk management.  Dr. Reh also served as the Chairman and a member of the Board of Health for the city of Westborough, Massachusetts, where he was dedicated to improving the level of public health for this community.

Dr. Reh received his B.S. in Administrative Management from Clemson University, earned his M.S. in Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  His broad career experiences are well suited to his new position at ATSDR. He has engaged many diverse organizations in achieving common goals and is a proven environmental health and public health leader whose unique experiences will bring new perspective to the programs of NCEH/ATSDR.

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