Sally Perreault Darney, Ph.D.

Sally Perreault Darney, Ph.D.
Reproductive Health

Sally Perreault Darney received her PhD in 1980 from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health before joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) in 1984. During her career with the EPA, she accrued extensive experience in environmental research and research management, editorship of scholarly journals, and organizational governance. As a bench scientist she published extensively under the name Sally D. Perreault in reproductive toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and children’s health. She also contributed to EPA test and risk assessment guidelines and served on interagency panels.

As a program director in the Immediate Office of the Office of Research and Development, Sally helped shape two new EPA National Research Programs: 1) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and 2) Sustainable and Healthy Communities. Serving in these roles also ­expanded the scope of her expertise across disciplines to include principles of exposure science, engineering solutions, computational and predictive toxicology, community-based participatory research, and environmental justice.

Sally transferred from EPA to NIEHS in 2015 to become the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives, the high impact journal published by NIEHS.  Her previous editorial experience includes four years as Associate Editor for Biology of Reproduction and five years as Coeditor-in-Chief of the Journal of Andrology, along with service on several editorial boards and as peer reviewer for numerous journals in the reproductive and environmental sciences. With respect to organizational governance, Sally is a past president of the Society for the Study of Reproduction and the American Society of Andrology.

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