Ericka L. Reid, PhD

Ericka Reid
Ex-Officio Board Members
Director, Office of Science Education & Diversity, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Reid directs the Office of Science Education & Diversity (OSED) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). As the educational and career exploration/preparation outreach arm of the institute, OSED coordinates national, regional, state-wide, and local outreach efforts designed to raise the awareness of students, teachers, parents, scientists and the general public regarding the mission, research, and goals of NIEHS. Prior to coming to NIEHS, Dr. Reid worked with a Science & Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation, where she served as the deputy director of education for the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), a consortium of eight local colleges and universities and based at Emory University. Additionally, she completed a science and technology policy fellowship at the National Academies in Washington DC. She assisted the Committee on Engineering Education in the National Academy of Engineering with reports on the Engineer of 2020 and Educational Technology. Dr. Reid was born and raised in High Point, NC where she established an early desire and determination to make great strides in education, both for herself and for those around her. She attained an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master's degree in education (counseling and development) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also has a doctorate in educational psychology from Georgia State University.