Pete Myers

Pete MyersPete Myers is founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. He holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from UC Berkeley and a BA from Reed College. For a dozen years beginning in 1990, Myers served as Director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Along with co-authors Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski, Myers wrote Our Stolen Future, a book (1996) that explores the scientific basis of concern for how contamination threatens fetal development.

Among awards Myers has received are the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Sierra Club, the 2016 Champion of Environmental Health Science Award from the National Institute of Health, and the 2016 Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Endocrine Society.

Myers is now actively involved in primary research on the impacts of endocrine disruption on human health. He has chaired the board of the Science Communication Network since its founding in 2003. In addition, he currently serves on the board of the Jenifer Altman Foundation.  During 2013-2014 he was Board Chair of the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.  Until its merger with Pew Charitable Trusts in late 2007, he was Board Chair of the National Environmental Trust. He has also served as Board President of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, an association of 40+ foundations supporting work on biodiversity, climate, energy and environmental health.

When the temperature is above 50 F and it's not raining, Myers regularly publishes and from a platform in the woods near his house. Turkeys, foxes, turtles, deer and other creatures meander by.  In spring the trees above are full of migrating warblers.

Myers twitters via account name petemyers and his facebook account is here.

Myers gave a TED-style talk in June 2016 in London's Abbey Road Studio. Or listen to an interview with Myers on YouTube. It turns out there is really good news in the flood of science that is revealing strong links between environmental exposures and human health.  He will be presenting at TEDx-Charlottesville on 3 November 2017.