Safer by Design: Is It Time?

Sally Tinkle

Sally Tinkle

Senior Strategy and Policy Manager

Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

Dr. Sally Tinkle joined the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, DC in April 2013 in order to bring her expertise in human health research, policy, and administration, especially as it relates to emerging technologies and environmental exposures, to an expanded policy arena. Before joining STPI, she led strategic planning and implementation for the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) as the Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Science and Technology Council and the NNI Coordinator for Nanomaterials Environmental Health and Safety Research. At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Tinkle as a Senior Science Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and worked on health issues related to biofuels and the bioeconomy, application of global earth observations to human health monitoring, environmentally-induced pulmonary health conditions, as well as nanotechnology. Dr. Tinkle also served as a research laboratory Team Leader at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, focusing on the relationship of skin exposure to the development of occupational lung disease. Dr. Tinkle received her PhD from the Department of Physiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Science, Denver, Colorado.