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Eileen McNeely

Eileen McNeely  RN,C., M.S., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE)
Instructor, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Eileen has extensive experience in the areas of environmental epidemiology, occupational and community health, health promotion and wellness programs, health services policy and management.  Her experience spans numerous industries including mining, petrochemicals, biotechnology, health care, railroad and airline transport, postal operations, aircraft manufacture, nuclear weapons production, storage and clean up. She completed an internship at the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in Washington D.C., evaluating the impact of regulations on the chemical industry. She has consulted both nationally and internationally.

Besides her experience in occupational health and epidemiology, her doctoral study in health policy from the Heller School at Brandies University  informs her approach to positioning sustainable health policies as a value proposition. From a corporate perspective, she is interested in understanding the organizational dynamics that move companies beyond mitigating hazards and waste to creating and promoting beneficial exposures or experiences that sustain and enhance health at the local and global level. She received her clinical training as a Nurse Practitioner from the University of Connecticut.


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