Office of Science Education & Diversity

Scientist speaking with students


Welcome to the Speakers Bureau!

Do you need a speaker for your school or community group? How about a judge for your upcoming science fair, festival, or camp?

Our scientists are available to come talk about a variety of topics involving your environment and your health. Topics range from asthma and mold — to cancer and air pollution. NIEHS scientists, technicians, and administrators are also available to talk about their job responsibilities, as well as their educational and career experiences. Our speakers can meet virtually or travel up to 50 miles from our campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Monday through Friday.

Please select a topic or speaker below and submit your request. Please allow at least four weeks to make arrangements. We look forward to working with you!

This is a free service provided by the NIEHS.

Category Topic Speaker
Toxicology Assessing Safety of Chemical Mixtures Nigel Walker, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts Breast Cancer and the Environment Huei-Chen Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Technology Building Budget-friendly Classroom Lab Equipment Tom Randall, Ph.D.
Technology Careers in Information Technology Cheryl Renee Thompson, M.B.A.
Science Careers Careers in Science Diane L. Spencer, M.S.
Science Careers Careers in Toxicology Kristen Ryan, Ph.D.
Science Careers Careers in Veterinary Medicine Terry Blankenship, D.V.M.
Toxicology Chemical Mixtures Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Research Concepts Clinical Research Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Research Concepts Cohort Studies Kaitlyn Lawrence, Ph.D.
Science Policy Conduct of Carcinogenicity Studies Michelle J. Hooth, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts DNA Repair and Health Effects of Air Pollution Michelle Heacock, Ph.D.
Human Body DNA Replication and Gene Expression Mercedes E. Arana, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts Effects of Chemicals on Reproduction & Development Vicki Sutherland, Ph.D.
Human Body Endocrine Disruptors Vicki Sutherland, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts Environmental Epidemiology Kaitlyn Lawrence, Ph.D.
Science Policy Evaluation of Research Grants and Science Policy Christie Drew, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Elementary School Forming an Experimental Theory Michelle Campbell, M.S.
Environmental Impacts Gene-Environment Interactions and Human Genetics Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
Toxicology General Principles of Toxicology Michelle J. Hooth, Ph.D.
Elementary School Genetics for Elementary School Michelle Campbell, M.S.
Toxicology Hexavalent Chromium Michelle J. Hooth, Ph.D.
Human Body How DNA is Made in Cells, and the Consequences of Making Mistakes Tom Kunkel, Ph.D.
Toxicology Neurotoxicology & Your Brain Vicki Sutherland, Ph.D.
Science Careers NIH Summer Internships Mercedes E. Arana, Ph.D.
Research Concepts Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Geoffrey Mueller, Ph.D.
Science Careers Partnerships for Access & Opportunity; Diversity & Educational/Career Outreach; NIEHS Scholars Connect Program Ericka Reid, Ph.D.
Science Careers Problem-based Learning: An Alternative Approach to Science Education Huei-Chen Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Science Policy Protecting Human Subjects Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Toxicology Report on Carcinogens Diane L. Spencer, M.S.
Environmental Impacts Role of Environmental Allergens in Human Disease Geoffrey Mueller, Ph.D.
Environmental Impacts Role of the Environment in Reproductive Diseases Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.
Toxicology Safety of Nanoscale Materials Nigel Walker, Ph.D.
Science Careers Science Education Joan P. Packenham, Ph.D.
Elementary School Super Bubbles Compared to Regular Bubbles Michelle Campbell, M.S.
Toxicology Superfund Sites Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Elementary School The Veterinarian: A Detective in the Animal World Terry Blankenship, D.V.M.
Human Body Toxicology 101 Kristen Ryan, Ph.D.
Technology Web Design Cheryl Renee Thompson, M.B.A.
Elementary School What It's like to Do Science? Michelle Campbell, M.S.


Ericka L. Reid, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Ericka L. Reid, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Director, Office of Science Education & Diversity
Tel 984-287-3789
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-06
Durham, NC 27709
Treva F. Bunch
Treva F. Bunch
Staff Assistant
Tel 984-287-4374
[email protected]
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop B2-06
Durham, NC 27709