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Director of Science
Rashid Shaikh is responsible for management and oversight of the Institute’s diverse research initiatives and review activities. Previously, he was the Director of Programs at the New York Academy of Sciences where he launched several new programs focused on cutting-edge areas of science. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Shaikh served as the Director of HEI’s asbestos program and as the Director of scientific review and evaluation. Currently, he also a member of EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, the California Air Resources Board’s Science Screening Committee, and the Board of Advisors of the University of California Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology. Shaikh received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College in Bombay, India, and his Master’s degree in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.