Dr. David Cwiertny is the William D. Ashton Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa. His research specializes in water treatment and water quality at the intersection of public health and policy. At Iowa, he directs the State-funded Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, which conducts research to identify, measure, and prevent adverse health outcomes from exposure to environmental toxins. He also serves as the director of the Environmental Policy Research Program through the University of Iowa Public Policy Center. In 2016, he served as a Congressional Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Committee for Energy and Commerce. He previously served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. David holds a BS in Environmental Engineering Science and a minor in Chemistry from U.C. Berkeley (2000), and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (2006).