RColwellDr. Rita Colwell, Member, Board of Regents and Senior Fellow is featured in Chemistry World from the Royal Society of Chemistry. In the article, “Rita Colwell: ‘Pseudoscience is almost like a disease’,” Dr. Colwell provides insights to her journey as a woman in science and forewarns the consequences of pseudoscience.

Dr. Colwell served as the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation, 1998-2004. She has held many advisory positions in the U.S. Government, nonprofit science policy organizations, and private foundations, as well as in the international scientific research community. She is a nationally-respected scientist and educator, and has authored or co-authored 19 books and more than 800 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She serves as Chair of the Research Board for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (2010-2020).

Dr. Rita Colwell’s interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health. She has developed an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world, in collaboration with Safe Water Network, headquartered in New York City.

Read “Rita Colwell: ‘Pseudoscience is almost like a disease’” by Rebecca Trager here.