Vikas Kapil, DO, MPH, FACOEM

Vikas KapilChief Medical Officer & Associate Director for Science,
National Center for Environmental Health & Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Dr. Kapil is Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science at the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In this capacity, he oversees the environmental public health science and global environmental health activities at NCEH/ATSDR.

His research interests include environmental and occupational pulmonary diseases, environmental health problems in communities, environmental emergencies and environmental health problems and injury in low and middle income countries.

He attended medical school at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and received a Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) from The University of Michigan, School of Public Health. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at POH Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan and in Occupational Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Associate of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kapil is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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