Kristi Pullen Fedinick

Director, Science and Data

Kristi Pullen’s decades-long research career includes experience in molecular, structural, and computational biology; biochemistry; and population health. Prior to joining the Healthy People & Thriving Communities team, she worked as a scientist for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, where she focused on air and drinking-water quality, science communications, and environmental justice. For NRDC, Pullen has worked primarily on high-throughput technologies, predictive toxicology, and chemical-risk assessments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is based in Washington, D.C.