Christine Rioux

Christine L. Rioux, Ph.D., M.S., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University, located in Boston, MA. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1982, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health and Engineering from Tufts University in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health and Engineering, Biology, and Public Health from Tufts University in 2009.

Dr. Rioux has held positions as the Senior Project Manager for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council in Cambridge, as a Research Associate with the Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, and as a Senior Environmental Health Scientist with Camp Dresser & McKee in Cambridge.  Prior to holding these positions, she held Environmental Scientist positions at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Science Applications International Corporation in McLean, VA.

Dr. Rioux has published several scientific papers dealing with traffic exposure/air pollution and their related health risks. She has also served as a reviewer for several journals including: Diabetes, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Research, International Journal for Equity in Health, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy, and Transportation Review Board Review.

Dr. Rioux also has served or is currently serving on the following committees: Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Public Health Advisory Committee, Tufts Dr. PH Program Development Committee, and as an Advisory Board Member for a Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH) NIEHS grant.


Dr. Rioux was nominated for the SAB by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute.