Our Experts

EWG’s experts break down the science and bring you the details that matter. Their collective research and advocacy are grounded in rigorous, science- and data-driven analysis, with a laser focus on protecting human health and the environment. 

Our team includes PhDs, toxicologists, legal experts, communications and data specialists and many other experts. With their insight, EWG offers the latest information and breakthrough research to help you make better choices for your health. 

This is EWG. 

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Bill Allayaud

California Director of Government Affairs
Water
Fossil & Nuclear
California

Monica Amarelo

Senior Director of Communications
Water
Personal Care Products
Cosmetics
Household & Consumer Products
PFAS Chemicals
California

David Andrews Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Water
Sunscreen
Household & Consumer Products
Nanomaterials
PFAS Chemicals

Melanie Benesh

Legislative Attorney
Personal Care Products
Toxic Chemicals
Chemical Policy
PFAS Chemicals

Carla Burns

Research & Database Analyst
Bug Repellent
Cosmetics
Sunscreen
Pesticides

Donald Carr

Senior Advisor
Farming & Agriculture
Conservation
Farm Pollution
Subsidies

Ken Cook

President
Water
Farming & Agriculture
Energy
Chemical Policy
Pesticides

Craig Cox

Senior VP, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Water
Conservation
Farm Pollution
Midwest

Scott Faber

Senior VP, Government Affairs
Farming & Agriculture
Personal Care Products
Household & Consumer Products
Chemical Policy

Alex Formuzis

Senior VP, Communications and Strategic Campaigns
Farming & Agriculture
Energy
Asbestos
Pesticides

Samara Geller

Senior Research & Database Analyst
Household & Consumer Products
Cleaning Supplies
BPA

Sarah Graddy

Communications Director
Water
Farming & Agriculture
Subsidies
Toxic Algae
Pesticides

Jared Hayes

Policy Analyst
Food & Farm Workers
Subsidies
PFAS Chemicals

Nneka Leiba

VP, Healthy Living Science
Personal Care Products
Cosmetics
Sunscreen
Household & Consumer Products
Family Health

Susan Little

Senior Advocate, California Government Affairs
Cosmetics
Children’s Health
Toxic Chemicals
Lead
California

Colin O’Neil

Legislative Director
Food
Farming & Agriculture
PFAS Chemicals

Sarah Porter

Senior GIS Analyst
Conservation
Factory Farms
Farm Pollution

Kali Rauhe

Healthy Living Analyst
Personal Care Products
Cosmetics
Sunscreen

Soren Rundquist

Director of Spatial Analysis
Conservation
Factory Farms
Farm Pollution
Toxic Algae

Anne Schechinger

Senior Analyst, Economics
Farming & Agriculture
Farm Pollution
Subsidies
Toxic Algae

Sydney Swanson

Healthy Living Science Analyst
Food
Household & Consumer Products
Cleaning Supplies

Bill Walker

VP and Editor in Chief
Water
Energy
Toxic Chemicals
Pesticides
PFAS Chemicals
The EWG team

In addition to our roster of experts, our team works tirelessly to propel our mission forward and empower you with the information you need to make decisions about your health and your environment.