Last modified: May 8, 2024
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Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., has achieved a long and celebrated career as a prominent health policy expert and researcher focused on improving the public’s health.

In 1977, Zuckerman received her doctorate in psychology from Ohio State University. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine in 1980.

After post-doctoral training at Yale, Zuckerman worked as a scientific researcher and faculty member at Harvard. She later shifted focus to Washington, D.C., and became a Congressional Science Fellow in a program run by the American Association of the Advancement of Science.

Zuckerman spent the next decade working in the House and Senate and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She’s testified before Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, state legislators and the Parliament of Canada to improve federal health programs and policies.

During former President Bill Clinton’s administration, Zuckerman served as a senior policy advisor in the White House, working for first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

In 1999, Zuckerman founded the National Center for Health Research. The NCHR focuses on health and safety research that impacts public policies and consumer goods.

Zuckerman currently serves as the center’s president, developing prevention strategies and treatments for large programs such as the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund.

Role as Scientific Reviewer on

Zuckerman has provided interviews and quotes as a health policy expert in news coverage on NPR and all major TV networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and public television.

She has also appeared on radio programs and in major U.S. print media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other newspapers and magazines. Zuckerman has authored several books and dozens of articles in medical and academic journals.

Her decades-long experience as a health policy expert makes her an ideal reviewer for The Mesothelioma Center at, the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource.

In her role as a scientific reviewer, Zuckerman ensures that asbestos topics and content across meet the most current national health standards.