Roles and Responsibilities
As Associate Director, Chris provides departmental leadership and overall strategic direction for EH&S research safety programs and the safety culture of the organization, at large. Chris is responsible for the integration and alignment of EH&S programs, as well as the development and coordination of engagement strategies between EH&S and the Columbia research community and related stakeholder groups. The Associate Director is further responsible for the initiation and execution of key safety-related projects, and assists with emergency planning and the identification of evolving areas of safety and compliance need. Chris also serves as the primary contact for new Principal Investigator laboratory orientation on behalf of EH&S, and is an active member of several University-level safety committees.