Guest Speaker Bio - Dr. Peter Ashley

Dr. Peter Ashley directs the Policy and Standards Division within HUD's Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC). The Division manages the award of grants and contracts for research on residential hazard assessment and control methods and it contributes to policy development for OHHLHC programs, including the recent development of the Office's "Healthy Homes Strategic Plan". He received a Doctor of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he conducted research on urban lead exposure and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. His previous professional experience includes serving as an environmental toxicologist and director of the Division of Environmental Health Assessment for the Maryland Department of the Environment and as a toxicologist for a private consulting firm. Dr. Ashley also served as a science teacher and trainer for the U.S. Peace Corps.