Kevin Cromar, Ph.D., is a program director at the Marron Institute of Urban Management and an Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine and Population Health at New York University Grossman School of Medicine. His research program works at the intersection of scientific research and public policy in order to generate the knowledge needed to improve health and quality of life.
His collaborative scientific and policy research has led to improvements in health, energy, transportation, and environmental policy in the US and internationally. Highlights include leading the effort to secure public funding for the Frontrunner commuter rail extension in Utah County; enabling a compromise on heating oil regulations in New York City that led to the cleanest air quality in over 50 years; and improving risk communication of outdoor air pollution in Mexico City and in cities around the world.
Cromar is a member of the Utah Air Quality Board and serves on the Transportation Coordinating Committee for northern Utah. He works on federal policy issues as co-chair of the American Thoracic Society's Environmental Health Policy Committee and previously as a research scholar at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law.
He has organized and chaired multiple inter-agency scientific and policy workshops with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and Centers for Disease Control. He continues to engage in international capacity building projects through expert consultations at the World Health Organization and through collaborations with UNICEF, UNEP, and the Ministry of the Environment (SEDEMA) in Mexico City.
Cromar lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He has a BS in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University and an MS and PhD in Environmental Health Science from New York University.