Susan Burden, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Burden is currently the PFAS Executive Lead for EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) where she coordinates ORD research efforts on PFAS. She is also a member of the EPA Council on PFAS. In addition to her PFAS responsibilities, Dr. Burden is the Scientific Support Advisor in ORD’s Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement (OSAPE) where she provides leadership for OSAPE on research planning and scientific support issues. Prior to this position, Dr. Burden served as the Chief of the Regulatory Support Branch within OSAPE and worked with a team of scientists to integrate ORD’s scientific research and expertise into EPA regulations, guidance, and policies. Dr. Burden started her career at EPA in 2010 as a Presidential Management Fellow, after receiving a B.S. in Chemistry from Carroll College and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) provides the best available science and technology to inform and support public health and environmental decision-making. Over the past several years, ORD has been working to expand the scientific foundation for understanding and addressing risks from PFAS. Dr. Burden will give an overview of EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, key PFAS research needs for environmental decision-making, and ongoing ORD efforts to address these needs.
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