William Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H., is director of both the Center for Risk & Integrated Sciences (CRIS), and the Superfund Research Program, as well as the chief of the Hazardous Substances Research Branch in the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training. Suk has served since its inception, as Director of the NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Training Program [Superfund Research Program], a program established by Congress as part of the reauthorization of Superfund in 1986. A unique Program fostering interdisciplinary research approaches to address the problems associated with potentially hazardous environmental exposures.
His affiliation with a number of organizations and committees include: Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; International Advisory Board of the Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand; and World Health Organization Consultation on Scientific Principles and Methodologies for Assessing Health Risks in Children Associated with Chemical Exposures. He sits on a member of a number of trans-NIH committees. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the George Washington University Medical School, and his Masters in Public Health in health policy from School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.