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Acting Deputy Director

The Deputy Director assists the NIEHS director in the formulation and implementation of plans and policies necessary to carry out the missions of the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The deputy director works with the director in the administrative management of the NIEHS and NTP, speaks on behalf of the Institute as appropriate, and represents the director in his absence or as designated.

Dr. William A. Suk, Acting NIEHS Deputy Director
William A. Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Acting Deputy Director, NIEHS & NTP

Tel (919) 541-3267
Fax (919) 541-3592

Curriculum Vitae (/about/od/odd/docs/suk-cv.pdf)  Download Adobe Reader (566KB)
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-06
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
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Since 1986, William A. (Bill) Suk has served as director of the NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Training Program. He is also director of the Center for Risk and Integrated Sciences. He has published extensively on issues linking exposures with disease etiologies, and research and prevention strategies to reduce risk to environmentally induced diseases and disorders. Suk helped to conceptualize and implement the NIEHS/EPA Centers in Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research, and he facilitated the establishment of the children’s environmental health network in Central Asia and Middle East. An active member of several trans-NIH committees and consortia, including the NIH Bioengineering Consortium (BECON), Suk is a member of the BECON Subcommittee on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a member of the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) at NIH. He sits on the editorial advisory boards of international journals, including Nanomedicine, Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, Central European Journal of Public Health, and the International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. Suk has received numerous NIEHS and NIH Director and Merit Awards including the Roy Albert Award for translational research from the University of Cincinnati, and the DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service for dedicated support for the health and safety of victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the Gulf Coast. Suk is a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini and has been a National Science Foundation fellow. Suk received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the George Washington University Medical School, and his Masters in Public Health in health policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Suk's work for the NIEHS is focused on:

  • Program Development
  • Extramural Outreach
  • Global Environmental Health
  • International Affairs

Scientific and Support Staff

E. Ann Davis, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Senior Health Advisor to the Deputy Director
Tel (919) 541-7856
Fax (919) 541-3592

Linda (Lin) Lindley
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director
Tel (919) 541-3267
Fax (919) 541-3592

DJ Joya
Tel (919) 541-3471
Fax (919) 541-3592

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