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Andrew Maynard

Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D.

NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences

Director, University of Michigan Risk Science Center

6667 SPH I      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: 734-764-3188; Cell: 202-664-3316

E-mail: Office: maynarda@umich.edu

Website(s): Risk Science Center; Risk Science Blog; 2020 Science blog; Risk Bites

Professional Summary

Andrew Maynard is the NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also directs of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center.  Andrew is a leading expert on the responsible development and use of emerging technologies, and on innovative approaches to addressing emergent risks.  He has testified before congressional committees on nanotechnology on a number of occasions, has served on National Academy panels and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies.  Widely published in the academic literature, Andrew is also a well-known science communicator.  He teaches graduate courses on risk assessment, science communication, environmental health policy, professional development and entrepreneurial ethics, and lectures widely on technology innovation and responsible development.  Andrew’s current focuses include exploring how integrative approaches to risk can support sustainable development in an increasingly complex, interconnected and resource-constrained world; and raising the bar on risk communication and evidence-informed yet socially-responsive decision making.

Courses Taught

EHS508: Principles of Risk Assessment    Syllabus (PDF)
EHS600: Professional Perspectives in Environmental Health    Syllabus (PDF)
EHS602: Environmental Health Policy
EHS665: Communicating Science through Social Media    Syllabus (PDF)

EHS 796-001: Environmental Health Policy [2 credits]

EHS 796-005: Communicating Science through Social Media [1 credit]


Ph.D., Physics, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1993
B.Sc., Physics, University of Birmingham, U.K., 1987

Selected Publications

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Maynard, A. D., Warheit, D., Philbert, M. A. (2011). The New Toxicology of Sophisticated Materials: Nanotoxicology and Beyond Tox. Sci., 120, Suppl. 1, S109-S129.

Maynard, A. D., Bowman, D., Hodge, G. (2011). The problem of regulating sophisticated materials Nature Materials, 10, 554-557.

Maynard, A. D. (2011). Regulators: Don't define nanomaterials Nature, 475, 31.

Hodge, G., Bowman, D., Maynard, A. D. (2010). International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies Edward Elgar.

Abbott, L. C., Maynard, A. D. (2010). Exposure Assessment Approaches for Engineered Nanomaterials Risk Analysis, 30(11), 1634-1644.

Maynard, A. D., Rejeski, D. (2009). Too small to overlook. Nature, 460, 174.

Maynard, A. D. (2009). Commentary: Oversight of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Workplace. J. Law Med. Ethics, 37, 651-658.

Poland, C. A. Duffin, R. Kinloch, I. Maynard, A Wallace, W. A. H. Seaton, A. Stone, V. Brown, S. MacNee, W. Donaldson, K. (2008). Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 423-428.

Hansen, S. F. Maynard, A. Baun, A. Tickner, J. A. (2008). Late lessons from early warnings for nanotechnology Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 444-447.

Maynard, A. D. Aitken, R. J. Butz, T. Colvin, V. Donaldson, K. Oberdörster, G. Philbert, M. A. Ryan, J. Seaton, A. Stone, V. Tinkle, S. S. Tran, L. Walker, N. J. Warheit, D. B. (2006). Safe handling of nanotechnology Nature, 444, 267-269.