George Alexeeff, Ph.D. is the Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in the California Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Alexeeff was appointed by Governor Brown in 2012 and unanimously confirmed by the state Senate in 2013. He oversees a staff that includes 80 scientists in multidisciplinary evaluations of the health impacts of pollutants and toxicants in air, water, soil and other media.
Dr. Alexeeff is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at the University of California, Davis. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from UC Davis and has been certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology, Inc. (DABT) since 1986. He has reviewed more than 140 documents evaluating human epidemiological or animal toxicological evidence for OEHHA or other agencies such as U.S. EPA. Dr. Alexeeff has recently served on three National Academy of Sciences Committees, and is a current member of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board's Drinking Water Committee and the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board's Hydraulic Fracturing Research Plan Panel. His professional activities include: past President of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, past President of the Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California, member of the Society of Toxicology, and charter member of the Society for Risk Analysis.