Michael P. Wilson PhD ’03, MPH ’98 has been named director of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), within the Center for Occupational Health (COEH). He brings 30 years of experience working in the public interest to the position. Wilson began his career as a firefighter and paramedic, representing fellow workers as a union officer and SEIU field representative. He has spent the last several years as a research scientist at COEH, emphasizing the protection of workers from on-the-job-hazards through writing, organizing, teaching, and testifying in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Most recently, he worked with colleagues across campus to establish the Center for Green Chemistry, which links chemistry with public health, law, and policy.