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Falk Henry

E-mail: hxf1@cdc.gov

Dr. Henry Falk serves as Director, Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP), which is one of four Coordinating Centers at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He served as Director for both the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), whose mission is to protect public health from hazardous releases of toxic substances. Dr. Falk is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. This service culminated with his being named Rear Admiral and an appointment as assistant U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Falk’s work includes contributions to the federal responses to Three Mile Island, Mount St. Helens, Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew, and the September 11th attacks. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications in a variety of subjects, including vinyl chloride-induced liver cancer, prevention of lead poisoning, and the health effects of environmental hazards. Honors include the Vernon Houk Award for Leadership in Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning and the Homer C. Calver Award from the American Public Health Association. He has also received CDC's William C. Watson Jr. Medal of Excellence, as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.

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