Steingraber has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment throughout the United States and Canada and has been invited to lecture at many universities, medical schools, and hospitals—including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and the Woods Hole Research Center. She is recognized for her ability to serve as a two-way translator between scientists and activists. She has testified in the European Parliament, before the President’s Cancer Panel, and has participated in briefings to Congress and before United Nations delegates in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Dr. Steingraber is an internationally-recognized expert on the connection between environmental pollutants and cancer, a topic of great importance to our area,” said Candy DeBerry, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at W&J. “It is a pleasure to welcome her to campus to give people in this region an opportunity to learn and benefit from her expertise.”
Called “the new Rachel Carson” by Sierra magazine, Steingraber is the recipient of numerous awards for her work as a writer, scientist, and human rights activist, including a Heinz Award in November 2011 as an individual “whose remarkable mix of vision, creativity and passion has produced significant achievements benefitting the environment.”
Steingraber is currently a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.7 p.m. at Washington & Jefferson College’s Olin Fine Arts Center. A book signing will follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.