Hilary Godwin is dean of the UW School of Public Health and professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She has 15 years of experience as an academic leader with expertise in interdisciplinary collaborative research on nanotoxicology and the chemistry of lead poisoning and its impact on public health. She is trained in chemistry and biophysics, and has supervised research programs in mechanistic toxicology and environmental health for more than 20 years. Dean Godwin previously served as associate dean for academic programs as well as chair of environmental health sciences for the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also served as chair of the chemistry department at Northwestern University, where she was the first woman hired into a tenure-track position.