Michael Wilson is National Director for Occupational and Environmental Health at the BlueGreen Alliance.
Dr. Wilson previously served as chief scientist for the California Department of Industrial Relations; as director and principle investigator of the University of California, Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program; and as co-founder and associate director of the UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry. He served full terms as an appointee on California’s Green Chemistry Science Panel; Green Ribbon Science Advisory Panel; and Biomonitoring Science Guidance Panel. He was recently appointed to Cal/EPA’s Consultation Group on environmental justice, under AB 617 and AB 398.
Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has published widely in the occupational and environmental health sciences literature. He earned a PhD (2003) and MPH (1998) in environmental health sciences from UC Berkeley and a BA (1984) in biology with Thesis Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.
Before returning to graduate school, he worked for 13 years in the emergency services as a firefighter, paramedic and EMT, where he organized unions and served as an officer of Local 1270 of the International Association of Firefighters.