Environmental Health and Avoiding Bias featuring Dr. Raquel Silva
- March 27, 2023 -
Thank you Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for sponsoring this Lunch with a Scientist!
Raquel Silva is an environmental health scientist with a diverse background in environmental engineering, management, and policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctoral research involved global assessments of the impact of air pollution and climate change on human health. As an ORISE postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Raquel conducted research on the health and well-being benefits of natural environments and integrated an EPA/NIEHS interagency research team conducting a pilot study of exposure to chemicals in consumer products. Currently, as lead health scientist at ICF, she is a project manager and subject matter expert for systematic literature reviews and report development, mostly providing support to federal agencies on human health risk and health impact assessments.