Dr. David Christiani, a former Easton resident whose family has lived in the area for 60 years, was recently appointed to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Barack Obama.
Christiani was one of six people nominated.
“I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles," Obama said. "I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”
About Dr. Christiani:
Dr. David Christiani is the Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics at the Harvard School of Public Health, a position he has held since 2009. In addition, Dr. Christiani has been a physician at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2000, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1996. He is a recipient of the 2007 Robert S. Kehoe Award for Scientific Achievement from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the 2004 Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Christiani received a B.S. from Fairfield University, an M.D. from Tufts University, and an M.S. and M.P.H. from Harvard University.