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Eleanne van Vliet
Eleanne van Vliet received her MPH and DrPH in environmental health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has published on neonatal exposures and alternatives to phthalates in medical devices, and designed and conducted exposure monitoring field studies to investigate health effects resulting from household air pollution in Africa. As director of research for As You Sow, an environmental health nonprofit organization, she collaborated with state agencies and manufacturers to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products in accordance with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Van Vliet previously worked in environmental conservation and policy at the Jane Goodall Institute and Worldwide Fund for Nature. Most recently, as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California, she worked on improving methods to assess personal exposures to air pollution mixtures in various populations, including pregnant women and children.