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Gina Solomon, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor
School of Medicine
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Gina Solomon
Education and Training

Brown University, Providence, RI, BA - 1986 Comparative Literature

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, M.D. - 1991 Medicine

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, MPH - 1994 Occupational Health

Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA 1995 Internal Medicine

Harvard University, Boston, MA 1996 Occupational Medicine

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Rhode Island Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1986

Will Solimene Award in Medical Writing, American Medical Writers Association, 2000

Environmental Heroes Award, The Breast Cancer Fund, 2002

Ten Women's Health Pioneers, The Green Guide, 2004

Certificate of Appreciation, California Safe Schools, 2004

Clean Air Award for Research, American Lung Association of the Bay Area, 2004

Certificate of Appreciation, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, 2007

Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, 2009

Damu Smith Environmental Achievement Award, American Public Health Association, 2012

Faculty Sustainability Award, UCSF, 2015

Essential Core Teaching Award (Elective), UCSF, 2015

James G. Wilson Publication Award, Teratology Society, 2016

Certificate of Recognition, City of Los Angeles, 2016

Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly, 2016

Humanitarian Award, California Safe Schools, 2016

Elected Member, Sigma Xi, 2020

Birth Defects Research Distinguished Scholar Award, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, 2021
Overview
Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCSF. She is also a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Institute. From 2012-2018 she was appointed by Governor Brown as the Deputy Secretary for Science and Health at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Solomon served as the director of the occupational and environmental medicine residency program at UCSF from 2008-2012, the associate director of the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit from 2003-2009, and as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) from 1996-2012.

She is Co-Chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Advisory Council, serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions and is a Strategy Advisor for the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

Dr. Solomon’s research has encompassed cumulative impacts of environmental and social stressors on disadvantaged communities, environmental justice, farmworker health, new approach methodologies in toxicology and risk assessment, drinking water quality, air pollution, endocrine disrupting chemicals, pesticides, environmental contaminants in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in communities after wildfires, the health implications of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, refinery safety, and the health effects of climate change.