President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute
Dan Greenbaum is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Effects Institute (HEI). In that role, Greenbaum leads HEI’s efforts, supported jointly by government and industry, to provide public and private decision makers – in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America – with high quality, impartial, relevant, and credible science about the health effects of air pollution to inform air quality decisions in the developed and developing world. HEI is a lead contributor to the Global Burden of Disease for Outdoor Air Pollution and publishes The State of Global Air report and website each year.
Greenbaum has been a member of the U.S. National Academies Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology and vice-chair of its Committee for Air Quality Management in the United States. He currently serves on the NASEM Committee for the Environmental Health Matters Initiative, recently chaired the NRC Committee reviewing the US National Assessment of Climate Change and Human Health, and is now chairing a NASEM Committee on Anticipatory Research for EPA. In May, 2010, Greenbaum received the Thomas W. Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award from U.S. EPA for his contributions to advancing clean air; in June 2017 he received the Haagen Smit Award from the California Air Resources Board for his and HEI’s contributions to air pollution science and policy.
Greenbaum has over four decades of governmental and non-governmental experience in environmental health. Just prior to coming to HEI, he served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection where he was responsible for the Commonwealth’s response to the Clean Air Act, as well as its award-winning efforts on pollution prevention, water pollution and solid and hazardous waste. Greenbaum holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT in City Planning.