Chair, Dow Masters Fellowship Program; University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute
Greg Bond, adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the School of Public Health, is a member of the team that is developing and delivering programming for the University of Michigan’s Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, which will develop and support 300 sustainability scholars over the first six years of the program. Greg is on loan to U-M from the Dow Chemical Company, where he most recently served as Corporate Director of Product Responsibility.
Greg obtained a Ph.D. in Epidemiology after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a Masters degree in Public Health, all from the University of Michigan. He joined Dow as an epidemiologist in 1979. In 1991, he moved to the product stewardship area and was appointed Global Director of Product Stewardship in 1995 and director of the Toxicology and Environmental Fate laboratories in 1998. From March, 2006 until December 1, 2008, Greg held the additional role of Asia Pacific EH&S Director and was based in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Greg has published more than sixty peer-reviewed journal articles on epidemiology research and product stewardship. In 1988, he was elected a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology. He has served as an advisor to various government agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registries, the Centers for Disease Control, and others. For 3 years, Greg chaired the American Chemistry Council’s Health, Product and Science Policy Team and played a key leadership role in the development of a number of key product stewardship initiatives (e.g., US EPA High Production Chemical Challenge, and the Global Product Strategy). He was also Vice Chairman of the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers, the leading chemical industry association in China.
Greg is currently co-chairing the International Council of Chemical Association’s Chemicals Policy and Health Leadership Group which is working to improve the product safety performance of the global chemical industry, its reputation and strengthen science and risk-based chemicals management legislation and regulation throughout the world.