Syril Pettit, DrPH
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
Dr. Syril Pettit is the Executive Director of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) – an international nonprofit organization committed to generating science for a safer, more sustainable world. By facilitating collaborations across academe, industry, government, clinical medicine, and foundations, HESI improves public health by enhancing the safety & efficacy of medicines and protecting environmental health. Dr. Pettit has authored numerous publications on topics including public health, oncology, cardiac safety, genomics, collaborative approaches to science, and other drug and chemical safety issues. Dr. Pettit holds a Doctorate in Public Health Leadership (DrPH) from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. This year is her 20th year with the HESI organization.