Senior Scientist, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Veena Singla aims to create healthier indoor environments by limiting the use of toxic chemicals in the built environment and everyday products. Her research focuses on understanding how toxic chemicals threaten the health of vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, children, and workers, through an interdisciplinary approach incorporating environmental health, exposure science, public health, and policy expertise. Singla specializes in the communication of complex scientific information at the intersection of research and policy and has testified to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Alaska state legislature, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She currently serves on the Scientific Guidance Panel for Biomonitoring California and the board of directors for Clean Production Action. Singla previously was the associate director of Science and Policy at the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Stanford University and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in cell biology from UCSF. She is based in NRDC's San Francisco office.