Peter Weyer is Director of the University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) and is adjunct faculty in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. He coordinates the Center’s research and educational outreach programs. Dr. Weyer has worked extensively with researchers at the National Cancer Institute and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on exposure assessment of drinking water contaminants in public water systems and risk for cancer and birth defects. He has organized efforts in Iowa on statewide surveillance of emerging contaminants of public health concern in private drinking water wells. He holds a BA in anthropology, MS in community health, and PhD in preventive medicine and environmental health, all from the University of Iowa.