Lynn R. Goldman is the Dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She is an American public health physician, a pediatrician and an epidemiologist. She was born in 1951 in Galveston, Texas, United States.
Formerly a professor of environmental health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health she is perhaps best known for her role in helping craft the Food Protection Act passed by Congress in 1996, the first national environmental law to explicitly require measures to protect children from pesticides.
Goldman is a graduate of the University of California - Berkeley College of Natural Resources, University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In 1993, Goldman was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate as Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances at the US Environmental Protection Agency, becoming the first physician to serve in this capacity. During her five years at the EPA, from 1993 to 1998, she promoted pesticide legislation reform, assessment of industrial-chemical hazards, and children's health issues.
Goldman has served on numerous national boards and expert committees including the Committee on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control Lead Poisoning Prevention Advisory Committee and the National Research Council.