Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H. is the incoming Chief of the Division of Occupational, Environmental and Climate Medicine at UCSF. She founded and directed the Achieving Resilient Communities program at the Public Health Institute, where she worked from 2018-2023. 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.
Dr. Solomon’s research has encompassed cumulative impacts of environmental and social stressors in 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. Currently, Dr. Solomon is Chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Advisory Council.