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Joseph A. Cotruvo, PhD, BCES, is president of Joseph Cotruvo & Associates, an environmental and public health consulting firm and an Adjunct  Research Professor for the University of Toledo. He was Director of EPA’s Drinking Water Standards Division and the Risk Assessment Division in the Chemical Toxics program. His division developed national drinking water regulations and health risk assessments for microbes, chemicals, radionuclides, disinfection byproducts, surface water, and proposed lead and copper corrosion control rules. This division initiated EPA’s Drinking Water Health Advisory Program, which was added to the Safe Drinking Water Act.  


Cotruvo is board certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and received the AAEES Science Award for 2019. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Toledo and a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Ohio State University.

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