Project TENDR is an alliance of more than 50 leading scientists, health professionals, and advocates working to protect children from toxic chemicals and pollutants that harm brain development. We prioritize ending the disproportionate exposures to these chemicals and pollutants and greater impacts experienced by children from families with low incomes and families of color.

Project TENDR is a program of The Arc, led by an executive team of Maureen Swanson, The Arc; Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto, University of California Davis; and Dr. Tanya Taiwo, Bastyr University.

Project TENDR Members:

Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ
President, Los Angeles County Medical Association
Representative, National Hispanic Medical Association; Director & Chief Vaccinologist, Kedren Community Health Center, Inc.; Asst. Prof., Family Medicine & Psychiatry, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University; Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

John R. Balmes, MD
Prof. of Medicine, UCSF; Prof. Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley; Director, Northern Calif Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, UC Berkeley-UC Davis-UCSF; Director, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Deborah Bennett, PhD
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

David C. Bellinger, PhD, MSc
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS
Scientist Emeritus and Former Director (retired), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program; Scholar in Residence, Nicholas School of the Environment Duke University

Asa Bradman, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California, Merced

Charlotte Brody, RN
National Director, Healthy Babies Bright Futures 

Carla Campbell, MD, MS, FAAP
Former Medical Director, The Lead Evaluation Clinic, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Pediatrician and Public Health Physician, Philadelphia, PA.

Aimin Chen, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (DBEI), Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD
Past President, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; President, The Environmental Health Leadership Foundation; President-Elect, International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD
Professor of Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences;
Acting Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine; Director, University of Rochester Medical School Environmental Health Sciences Center

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOG
Physician, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Digital Health Expert, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Kristie Ellickson, PhD
Fellow, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Stephanie M. Engel, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brenda Eskenazi PhD
Professor Emeritus; Director, Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH), School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Daniele Fallin, PhD
James W. Curran Dean of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health; and Professor, Epidemiology, Emory University

Eve Gartner, JD
Director, Cross-Cutting Toxics Strategies, Earthjustice

Robert M. Gould, MD
Associate Adjunct Prof, Program on Reproductive Health and Environment, UCSF School of Medicine; Past President, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Tracy Gregoire
Healthy Children Project Director, Learning Disabilities Association of America; Investor and Market Strategies Advisor, Coming Clean

Alycia Halladay, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Autism Science Foundation; Adjunct, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Rutgers University

Russ Hauser, MD, ScD, MPH
Chair, Department of Environmental Health
Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH
Director, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center; Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences & Medical Investigations of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute, University of California, Davis

Deborah Hirtz, MD
Professor, Neurological Sciences and Pediatrics, University of Vermont School of Medicine; Representative, Child Neurology Society

Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM
Executive Director, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Rashmi Joglekar, PhD

Associate Director, Science, Policy, and Engagement, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California, San Francisco

Margaret R. Karagas, MS, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology;
Director, Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research Center, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP
Director, Global Public Health Program; Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health; Professor of Biology, Boston College

Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP

Michelle Mabson, MPH, MS
Staff Scientist, Earthjustice

Emily Marquez, PhD
Staff Scientist, Pesticide Action Network North America

Mark Miller, MD, MPH
Director, University of California San Francisco Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

Pamela Miller, MS
Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Mark A. Mitchell, MD, MPH
Assoc. Professor, Climate Change, Energy & Environmental Health Equity, Health & Climate Solutions Program, George Mason University; Co-Chair, Commission on Environmental Health, National Medical Association

Rachel Morello-Frosch, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH
Associate Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

Heather B. Patisaul, PhD
Professor & Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences, Center for Human Health and the Environment, WM Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, NC State University

Frederica Perera, DrPH, PhD
Professor of Public Health; Director Translational Research and Founding Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Beate Ritz MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles

Leslie Rubin, MD
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine; Co-director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University; Founder, Break the Cycle of Health Disparities, Inc.

Jennifer Sass, PhD
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University

Susan L. Schantz, PhD
Professor Emerita, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network

Veena Singla, PhD
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Stephanie Stohler, MPS, PRCC
Communications Director, Toxic-Free Future

Maureen Swanson, MPA
Director of Environmental Risk Reduction & Project TENDR, The Arc

Tanya Khemet Taiwo, PhD, CPM, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Midwifery, Bastyr University; Co-Director, Environmental Health Sciences Center, UC Davis

Hu Luong Tran, MD, MPH
President, CEO, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians

Heather Volk, PhD,
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Thomas F. Webster, DSc
Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Robin M. Whyatt, DrPH
Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH
Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network

Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Alison S Carlson Endowed Professor & Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Dept. Ob/Gyn, PRL Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF

Thomas Zoeller, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ami Zota, ScD, MS
Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University