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Terry Tincher (2nd from the left) with NCEH/ATSDR director Dr. Patrick Breysse (4th from the left) during a site visit to Pueblo, Colorado, in 2016.

A “Hillbilly Scientist” at Heart
“I am fortunate to have a job that actually lets us fix our past mistakes, make a measurable difference in affected communities, and improve the safety of the world,” says Terry Tincher, MS, CSP. Terry is a chemical engineer and chief of the Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch (EPHRB) at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

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