Beth Whelan, PhD
Dr. Beth Whelan is retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she was a senior research epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, OH. She spent the last decade overseeing a multi-million-dollar research program focused on occupational and environmental hazards to reproductive health, occupational exposure assessment, and risk factors for chronic diseases including cancer. Dr. Whelan served for many years as the CDC/NIOSH representative to the National Toxicology Program and was co-chair of the NIOSH Disaster Science Responder Research program.
Dr. Whelan received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is a graduate of Leadership CincinnatiUSA®, and she also serves on the board of CliftonDeer.Org, a non-profit organization promoting humane methods of wildlife management in urban settings.