Pete Myers is founder and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, a not-for-profit organization promoting public understanding of advances in scientific research on links between the environment and human health (www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org). Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from Reed College. For a dozen years beginning in 1990, Dr. Myers served as Director of the W. Alton Jones Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 199, he and Dr. Theo Colborn convened the Wingspread Conference that launched the interdisciplinary field of endocrine disruption. 1996, Myers co-authored with Dr. Theo Colborn and Dianne Dumanoski “Our Stolen Future,” the first book for general audiences to explore how synthetic chemicals disrupt hormone signaling in people and wildlife, contributing to a growing epidemic of hormonally-related diseases and disabilities.
Myers has been honored with multiple national and international awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Sierra Club, the Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service from The Endocrine Society, and a “Champion of Environmental Health Research” award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. In 2019, he received a special commendation from the Hawaii State Senate for his work on environmental health concerns.