Jody A. Roberts

Program Manager, Environmental History and Policy

Jody Roberts manages the Environmental History and Policy Program in the Center for Contemporary History and Policy. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in chemistry from St. Vincent College. Before joining the Center he was the Charles C. Price Fellow and Gordon Cain Fellow in the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at CHF.

His work explores changes in the practice of chemistry resulting from technological innovations, social and political pressure, and emerging science. Recently, those interests have led to projects on green chemistry, endocrine disruption, human biomonitoring, chemical regulation, and the evolution of the chemistry laboratory.

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