Linsey Marr appointed to National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Linsey Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. The board advises the government about environmental decision-making and public understanding of environmental issues.

The board is the principal study unit on pollution problems affecting human health and the environment with the mission to provide the nation with “independent, objective advice and dialog on matters related to the impacts of human activities and environmental exposures on environmental quality and human health.”

Linsey Marr outside holding an air quality measuring device.

“I’m passionate about research to protect human and environmental health, so I am honored by this opportunity to serve the country by sharing my interdisciplinary expertise on air pollutants,” said Marr. “Air pollution is recognized as the biggest environmental threat to public health.”

Marr’s research focuses on characterizing the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health.

Lindsey Marr at dawn standing outside on the Virginia Tech running track, wearing a yellow jacket.

Marr has garnered other recognitions over the past year including the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and elected Fellow of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

She came to Virginia Tech in 2003 after earning her bachelor’s in engineering science from Harvard and her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.