Enid Sisskin

Biography:

Dr. Enid Sisskin, lecturer, teaches environmental health, environmental toxicology, public health and bioterrorism.

Sisskin is an environmental activist who has led initiatives to improve environmental conditions and health of local residents. She was chair of the Unite Escambia Environment Solutions Team, a community-wide strategic planning partnership founded in 2006 to improve overall community health. She is currently the vice-chair of the Healthiest Weight work group of the Partnership for a Healthy Community, a not-for-profit corporation that aims to improve health and quality of life for the residents of Northwest Florida.

Her research focuses on community health, determinants of health and teaching methodology. She is also assisting with an Emerging Scholars program in environmental health for local high schools, which is funded through a grant from Tulane University.

She is also creator and producer of the EcoMinute, a regular segment featured on WUWF public radio since 2005. She serves on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Environmental Defense, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and formerly, the Florida Conservation Alliance.

She completed postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – of the National Institutes of Health – whose mission is to discover how the environment affects people to promote healthier lives. She also conducted research at Everglades National Park’s South Florida Research Center and worked in the resource management division of the park.

She received a bachelor’s in biology from Queens College of City University of New York, master’s in cell biology from Southern Illinois University, and master’s and doctorate in pathobiology from Columbia University.

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