Polly Hoppin, ScD

Research Professor Emerita, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Over the course of a career in non-profits, government and academia, Polly has integrated understanding of links between exposures and disease with development of solutions, with focus on asthma and cancer, designing and implementing projects grounded in systems thinking, qualitative research and strategic convening. She is co-founder of the Cancer Free Economy Network, a national partnership across multiple sectors seeking to catalyze a shift from hazardous chemicals to safer alternatives, with a particular focus on disproportionately exposed communities. She is also co-founder of the Cancer and Environment Network of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Polly has held numerous leadership positions in organizations ranging from the American Public Health Association and the Massachusetts Public Health Association to Clean Water Fund to the Center for Whole Communities.