Lynn R. Goldman is an American public health physician, trained as a pediatrician and epidemiologist. Now Dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health, she is perhaps best known for her role in helping craft the Food Protection Act passed by Congress in 1996, the first national environmental law to explicitly require measures to protect children from pesticides.
In 1993, Dr. Goldman was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, becoming the first physician to serve in this capacity. During her five years at the EPA, from 1993 to 1998, she promoted pesticide legislation reform, assessment of industrial-chemical hazards, and children's health issues. Dr. Goldman has served on numerous national boards and expert committees including the Committee on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Committee, and the National Research Council.Dr. Goldman is a graduate of the University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.