About Lindsay McCormick

Lindsay McCormick

Senior Program Manager, Safer Chemicals


Areas of expertise:

Environmental health, chemical safety, children’s health


Lindsay is a Senior Program Manager for Environmental Defense Fund’s Healthy Communities program. In this role, Lindsay supports EDF’s efforts to protect public health from toxic chemical exposures by improving chemical policy and practice in the public and private sectors.


Before joining EDF, Lindsay worked in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Children’s Health Protection as an Environmental Health Fellow for the Associations of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). While at EPA, she analyzed science and policy related to children’s exposure to pesticides, air pollution, toxics in consumer products, and other environmental contaminants.

Lindsay holds a master’s in Environmental Health Science from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in Biology from Haverford College.


  • MPH, Environmental Health Science, Columbia University
  • BS, Biology, Haverford College


American University and EDF, (2020) “Lead Pipes and Environmental Justice: A study of lead pipe replacement in Washington, DC,” Washington, DC.

Baehler, K., McGraw, M., Aquino, M., Heslin, R., McCormick, L., Neltner, T. (2022). Full Lead Service Line Replacement: A Case Study of Equity in Environmental Remediation. Sustainability, 14(1), 352.

Hiltner, S., Romero-Canyas, R., McCormick, L., and Neltner, T. (2019). “Using online tools to publicize lead service line locations and promote replacement,” AWWA Water Science, 1(1).

Lu, H., Romero-Canyas, R., Hiltner, S., Neltner, T., McCormick, L., and Niederdeppe, J. (2019) “Research to Move Toward Evidence-Based Recommendations for Lead Service Line Disclosure Policies in Home Buying and Home Renting Scenarios,” Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(6): 963.

McCormick, L., Lovell, S., et al. (2018) “Putting Children First: Tackling Lead in Water in Child Care Facilities,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC. EDF, (2017) “10 People and the Chemicals in their Midst,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

McCormick, L., Lovell, S., and Neltner, T. (2017) “Grading the Nation: State Disclosure Policies for Lead Pipes,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC. EDF, (2015). “Chemical Detection Project: New Technology Sheds Light on Chemicals in Our Environment,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

McCormick, L., O’Connell, R., Nowlan, A., Cantin, J., Nadeau, L., and McPartland, J., (2019) “Tracking Chemical Exposures: Insights on the market demand for personal chemical monitoring technologies,” Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

Stanbrough, E., McCormick, L., Barrett, J., and Barnett, M. O. (2021). “A critical opportunity: Detecting and reducing Led in Drinking Water at child care facilities,” Environmental Research.