TraceyTracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH is the Director of, and Alison S. Carlson Endowed Professor for, the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment and is a Professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is a recognized expert on environmental pollution exposures and impacts on health, with a focus on pregnancy, infancy and childhood, and her innovations in translating and communicating scientific findings for clinical and policy audiences. She has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters, and has been quoted widely in the press, including USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times. Before joining UCSF, Dr. Woodruff was a senior scientist and policy advisor for the U.S. EPA’s Office of Policy. She is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. She was appointed by the governor of California in 2012 to the Science Advisory Board of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee.


Hongtai Huang, PhD is a former Postdoctoral Scholar for PRHE, and was jointly affiliated with the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences. Prior to joining UCSF, he was a postdoctoral data scientist at the US EPA. Hongtai received his PhD in Environmental Health Engineering and Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Veena Singla, PhD is a former Associate Director of Science & Policy at PRHE. She specializes in the communication of complex scientific information at the intersection of research and policy, and has led work on groundbreaking policies which attempt to establish frameworks for safer chemical evaluation and substitution. She worked as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Stanford University and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in cell biology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Aolin Wang, PhD is a former Postdoctoral Scholar for PRHE and for the UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute. Prior to joining UCSF, she obtained her PhD in epidemiology and has extensive training in statistical modeling at University of California, Los Angeles.