2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program

Bryan Luukinen

M.S.P.H.
Senior Program Coordinator, Superfund Research Center
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Mr. Bryan Luukinen joined the Duke University Superfund Research Center’s Research Translation Core in February, 2016. Mr. Luukinen is a native of Oregon, where he attended Willamette University. After college, he worked as a research fellow at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta. He followed his passion for public health to the the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, where he received his Master’s Degree in environmental health science. Mr. Luukinen is a passionate science communicator, and during his three years at the National Pesticide Information Center, he spoke with thousands of individuals about risks and regulatory issues related to pesticides. As a consultant for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, he created and managed research syntheses, systematic literature reviews, and training materials on risk assessment for EPA risk assessors. He currently translates the work of the Duke Superfund Research Center into accessible publications and resources for various stakeholder and policymaker audiences.