Dr. Adrienne Hollis holds both a doctorate degree in biomedical sciences and a law degree focused in environmental law. Dr. Hollis received her doctorate from Meharry Medical College and her law degree from Rutgers School of Law. She has extensive experience in the environmental arena, having worked on numerous environmental issues, beginning with her postdoctoral studies at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. From Boston, Dr. Hollis was employed as a Supervisory Environmental Health Scientist and Toxicologist (Section Chief) at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, Georgia, where she and her section addressed health concerns at sites around the country that were listed on EPA’s National Priorities List. Next, Dr. Hollis developed the Environmental and Occupational Health track for Florida A & M University’s Institute of Public Health, located in its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Hollis, a tenured associate professor in the Institute, chose to pursue her interest in environmental law, and moved to New Jersey to attend law school. Most recently, Dr. Hollis worked as a Project Attorney at Earthjustice, a premier non-profit law firm, in its Tallahassee, Florida office. Currently, Dr. Hollis is the Director of Federal Policy at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in their Washington, DC office.
Dr. Hollis has worked with a number of community organizations and has a wealth of experience in community-based participatory research. She has served on the board of directors for the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation, the Florida Childhood Lead Poisoning Program, the Academia, Community, Agency Network (ACA-NET) and a number of other organizations. Dr. Hollis previously served as a senior policy analyst for the U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, through a subcontract with Tetra Tech EM, Inc. Currently, Dr. Hollis is an adjunct professor in the environmental and occupational track at Florida A & M University, where she has taught Environmental Policy and Risk Management and Environmental Risk Communication. She is also the founding president of a non-profit company, Environmental/ Legal Resources & Consultation (ELRC).
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