About Us

Change starts with science

Environmental Health Sciences is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and science organization that aims to drive good science into public policy and public discussion on our environment and health, including climate change.

We’ve been at this since 2002.

Our core strategy:

  • Alert the public to critical threats.
  • Advance news cycles on core topics.
  • Solve entrenched problems with interdisciplinary collaborations.

We have a network of hundreds of scientists across the globe at universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our two websites, EHN.org and DailyClimate.org, serve up 3 million pageviews per year and have 120,000 followers on social media. We deliver a mix of daily and weekly newsletters to 32,000 subscribers.

We have won national and international awards for our work. And we are passionate about driving science into public discussion and policy on environmental health, justice and climate issues.

Staff

Douglas Fischer

Douglas Fischer

Executive Director

Fischer has been with Environmental Health Science since 2008, when he joined to help launch DailyClimate.org.

Pete Myers

Pete Myers

Chief Scientist And Board Chair

Myers founded Environmental Health Sciences in 2002 and is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University.

Brian Bienkowski

Brian Bienkowski

Senior Editor

Bienkowski joined EHN in 2012 and had an immediate impact, anchoring a reporting team that won an Oakes Award honorable mention.

Laura Pyle

Laura Pyle

Editor And Director of Research

As research director, Pyle defines the type and sources of news offered on the EHN and Daily Climate websites.

Peter Dykstra

Peter Dykstra

Editor, Weekend Reader

Dykstra's deep history in environmental journalism has netted him shares in an Emmy, a Peabody, and a DuPont-Columbia award.

Kristina Marusic

Kristina Marusic

Environmental reporter

Award-winning journalist Marusic joined EHS in 2018 to cover environmental health and justice in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.