Dr. Wayne Cascio is a board-certified cardiologist and Director of US EPA’s Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment where he leads efforts to address contemporary environmental public health issues and translate data into tools for public health action. Prior to joining EPA in 2011, he spent more than 25 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University where he engaged in clinical, research, teaching and administrative activities. Dr. Cascio is a recipient of the US EPA Gold Medal Award for Exceptional Service, two Bronze Medal Awards, and numerous Science and Technology Achievement Awards. In 2018 he was awarded the American Public Health Association's Homer N. Calver Award. Dr. Cascio earned a B.A. in natural sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and an M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore. He received his post-graduate medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in internal medicine and cardiology, and obtained post-doctoral training in cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacology at the Universitat Bern Physiologisches Institut in Bern, Switzerland.
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