Cherri Baysinger is the Administrator for the Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practices with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City , MO. She has worked for the state of Missouri since 1991, dividing her time between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Natural Resources. Regardless of which agency she was working for, Cherri has spent most of her career working on mining waste sites. Since 2007, she has overseen environmental health activities occurring throughout the state, including around Missouri’s current and historic lead mining sites. In previous positions, she has worked on the Superfund project management side and prepared risk assessments for mining sites and other hazardous waste sites. Cherri is a regular guest lecturer in undergraduate and graduate level environmental health courses, covering topics such as risk assessment, hazardous waste, air and water quality. In her spare time, Cherri enjoys swimming, canoeing and dancing with her husband, Tom, and spending time with her three adorable, yet loud, granddaughters. Cherri has been a co-team leader for ITRC’s Mining Waste Team since 2005. Cherri earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982 and 1989, respectively.