RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Computational Biology
Area(s) of Expertise:
Human Immunoregulatory Mechanisms, Phosphosignaling Pathways
Kristi Pullen, Ph.D., is a Washington, D.C.-based staff scientist with NRDC’s health program. Kristi’s multidisciplinary training spans nearly 20 years and includes work in molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, computational biology, and population health. Prior to joining the health and environment team, Kristi served as the sole scientist for the Environmental Law & Policy Center, where she worked on air quality, drinking water quality, science communications, and environmental justice projects. As a new member of health program, Kristi’s work will initially focus on the application of high-throughput technologies in predictive toxicology/chemical risk assessment. Kristi holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.