Assistant professor named to EPA committee on children's health

Adam Spanier, assistant professor of pediatrics and public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, has been appointed to the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The committee advises the EPA on regulations, research, science, technical, outreach, communication and economic issues related to the environmental precipitants of health in children.

Spanier is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training in pediatric environmental health research and epidemiology. His research primarily focuses on environmental factors associated with childhood respiratory health, mainly asthma. He came to Penn State Hershey from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he ran a Pediatric Environmental Health Clinic and conducted pediatric asthma and environmental health research.

Spanier earned his doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, earned his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati, and did his residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio.

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Last Updated February 09, 2012