New Jersey State League of Municipalities • 107th Annual Conference
November 15-17, 2022 • Atlantic City Convention Center • #njleague

Jessie Gleason

Research Scientist, Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program
135 E. State Street
United States


Jessie Gleason has been an environmental epidemiologist with the New Jersey Department of Health’s (NJDOH) Environmental and Occupational Health Surveillance Program for the past 9 years. She studies areas of emerging concern around drinking water and public health including Legionella, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lead. She is the Principal Investigator for CDC’s Environmental Health Capacity cooperative agreement with NJDOH which focuses on targeted private well testing outreach, education, risk communication and evaluation. She serves as the Chair of the Health Effects Subcommittee of the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute, and, in this role, she has contributed to the development of New Jersey drinking water standards for emerging contaminants including 1,2,3-trichloropropane, PFAS, and 1,4-dioxane. Before joining NJDOH, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi from 2006-2008.


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