Dr. Wilson previously served as chief scientist for the California Department of Industrial Relations; as director and principle investigator of the University of California, Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program; and as co-founder and associate director of the UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry. He served full terms as an appointee on California’s Green Chemistry Science Panel; Green Ribbon Science Advisory Panel; and Biomonitoring Science Guidance Panel. He was recently appointed to a labor seat with Cal/EPA’s Consultation Group on environmental justice, under AB 617 and AB 398.
He has published widely in the occupational and environmental health sciences literature. He earned a PhD (2003) and MPH (1998) in environmental health sciences from UC Berkeley and a BA (1984) in biology with Thesis Honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program. Before returning to graduate school, he worked for 13 years in the emergency services as a firefighter, paramedic and EMT, where he organized unions and served as an officer of Local 1270 of the International Association of Firefighters.