Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Professor John Graham has been named chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. He served as dean from 2008 to 2019 and remains a full-time faculty member at the school.
Graham has authored or co-authored 10 books and more than 200 articles for academic journals and national publications. In March 2001, President George W. Bush nominated him to serve as administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. He also founded and led the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis in 1990.
Graham has been a member of the Science Advisory Board for the past three years. The board was established in 1978 by the Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Authorization Act to provide independent advice to the EPA administrator on a range of scientific and technical matters underlying its policy and regulatory decisions. The board is composed of experts in science, engineering and economics.