Associate Director for Science for the Division of Applied Research and Technology, NIOSH
Washington, DC

Dr. D. Gayle DeBord is the Associate Director for Science for the Division of Applied Research and Technology with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and serves as the Director of the NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies and manager of the NIOSH Exposure Assessment Program.  She obtained her Ph.D. in Environmental Health (Toxicology) from the University of Cincinnati and joined NIOSH shortly thereafter.   Her research interests have focused on genetic toxicology and biomarker research.  Dr. DeBord serves on the NIOSH team that develops the NIOSH Hazardous Drug List and is tasked with leading the Occupational Exposome effort within NIOSH.  She is the co-chair of the Exposure Science of the 21st Century Federal partners working group. Dr. DeBord has deployed to the CDC Emergency Operations Center for the anthrax attacks, led a Health Hazard Evaluation Team during Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Release and deployed to Liberia where she served as the CDC Safety Officer.