Since 1997, Julia Brody has led Silent Spring Institute as it has conducted much of the definitive work in the field of breast cancer prevention research. A distinguished scientist, speaker, and advisor, Brody has testified before the President’s Cancer Panel, received an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and served as an advisor to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and her AB at Harvard University.
SILENT SPRING INSTITUTE is the leading scientific research organization specifically dedicated to understanding the link between chemicals in our everyday environments and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Pursuing science for the public interest, Silent Spring’s groundbreaking studies produce new knowledge about health risks associated with toxic chemicals where we live and work – an area of study that has been largely ignored in breast cancer research.