IoES welcomes new faculty member Rick Greenwood

Dr. Greenwood is a true Bruin, having received his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Microbiology from UCLA. He worked as a Clinical Microbiologist with the UCLA Hospital and Clinics and has taught for the School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology since 1980, where he currently holds the rank of Adjunct Professor. From teaching Dr. Greenwood transitioned to an administrative role as Director of the UCLA Office of Environment, Health & Safety—a position he held for over a decade before he was named Assistant Vice Chancellor for the UCLA Office of Research Administration in 2006.

In addition to his work at UCLA, Dr. Greenwood has been involved in a number of successful business ventures. He’s served as a consultant for numerous biotechnology companies in a variety of disciplines ranging from infectious diseases to health and safety, and served as a Science Advisor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Greenwood has also been a member of advisory groups such as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases study group on sexually transmitted diseases and the U.C. Irvine Cancer Control and Prevention Board. In 2008 he accepted a position with Southern California Edison as the executive in charge of Corporate Environment, Health and Safety.

On his new role with the Institute, Dr. Greenwood stated, "I am looking forward to interacting with IoES students and demonstrating to them that it is possible to work in industry and help a corporation make a profit while continuing to protect the environment in a sustainable manner."