Megan R. ​Schwarzman, MD, MPH

Project Scientist and Continuing Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Associate Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Meg Schwarzman is a physician and Environmental Health Scientist who applies environmental health knowledge to the design of more protective public policies and the development of safer chemicals and materials.


Dr. Megan Schwarzman is a physician and Environmental Health Scientist at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health where her research and teaching focus on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, reproductive environmental health, U.S. and European chemicals policy, and strategies for applying environmental health knowledge to the design and selection of safer chemicals and materials. She is also Associate Director of Health and Environment for the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry—a joint center of the School of Public Health, the Colleges of Chemistry, Engineering, and Natural Resources, and the Haas School of Business.

Dr. Schwarzman has served since 2009 on California EPA’s Green Ribbon Science Panel advising the Safer Consumer Products Program, and since 2014 as a member and chair of the Scientific Guidance Panel for California’s biomonitoring program. Her current research includes an assessment of the impact of California’s Proposition 65 on exposure to breast carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

After studying history at Haverford College, Dr. Schwarzman earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. She completed specialty training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (SF General Hospital) where she earned the Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence. She earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. Dr. Schwarzman also trains family medicine residents in reproductive medicine.

Research Interests

  • Green chemistry and chemicals policy, including the intersection between European Union regulations and policy development in California.
  • The production, use, and disposal of chemicals and products and their implications for human health and the environment.
  • Clinical practice and instruction in family medicine and reproductive health.


  • MPH – University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • Family Medicine Residency – UCSF, 2003
  • MD – University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • BA – Haverford College, 1994


Courses Taught