SESHA 2013 Speaker Biography

Lawrence M. Gibbs
Associate Vice Provost for EH&S, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Larry Gibbs is Associate Vice-Provost for EH&S at Stanford University where he is responsible for health, safety, and environmental risk management programs in addition to oversight of institutional emergency planning and risk communication. Stanford has over 2500 laboratories involved annually in about $700 million of research ranging from basic sciences and engineering to medical and human subjects clinical research. His responsibilities include overall campus safety management and oversight of hazardous chemicals, radiological materials and biological and physical agents used in research at Stanford. Larry is a lecturer at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford and serves on the Stanford Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has graduate degrees in science education from Boston University and in industrial hygiene and public health from the University of Michigan. Gibbs is a certified industrial hygienist with over 25 years of experience in academic, research and clinical institutions. In addition to his work at the university, he has served as a consultant for industrial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and government organizations and is a member of the scientific advisory board for nanoTox, Inc., a nanomaterials testing and consulting firm. He has authored over 25 publications, co-authored two books, served as officer and board member in a number of national and international professional associations, including as Chairman of the ACGIH, and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He recently chaired the California Higher Education DTSC NIOSH Working Group developing Practical and Safe Guidelines for Academic Research Use of Nanomaterials.