Senior Vice President, Environmental Health

Daniel Kass, MSPH

Daniel Kass has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental health. For the past 7 years, Dan has been the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Environmental Health Service at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he oversaw a variety of enforcement, policy and research programs and a staff of more than 900.  Mr. Kass joined the Health Department in 2000 as the Director of Evaluation for the Childhood Asthma Initiative, later serving as a Deputy Director in the Bureau of Environmental Disease Prevention. In 2007, he created and was appointed Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, which provides epidemiologic, analytic, policy analysis and other services to the Division of Environmental Health, and promotes public awareness of environmental health. Mr. Kass also founded and directed the Hunter College Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, where he worked for 12 years. He is appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of NIEHS’ National Toxicology Program, and is the former Chair of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Environmental Health/ATSDR and he serves on the advisory committee for the Columbia University Children’s Environmental Health Center. He holds a Sc.B. degree (magna cum laude) from Brown University and M.S.P.H degree from the UCLA School of Public Health, and completed doctoral studies (ABD) in Public Administration at NYU.

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