Florida A&M University Professor Cynthia M. Harris has been selected as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board for a three-year term ending September 30, 2015. Harris will serve as a special government employee and will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying the EPA’s policies and decision making.
"I am very pleased to serve on the U.S Environmental Protection Agency Charter Science Advisory Board,” Harris said. “As a board member, there will be the opportunity and responsibility of providing technical review and assistance in addressing environmental science and health issues related to environmental contaminants and overarching issues such as factors related to climate change. I am honored to serve and appreciate the sustained support of Florida A&M University.”
Harris is the director of the Institute of Public Health in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at FAMU.
The Science Advisory Board is organized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which regulates and governs its operation, including public participation and access to documents. Harris previously served on the EPA Science Advisory Board Exposure and Human Health Subcommittee.