Associate Commissioner for Health
Bureau of Environmental Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Suzanne K. Condon, MSM, is the associate commissioner and director of the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Ms. Condon leads a team of public health professionals, including epidemiologists, toxicologists, environmental health scientists, consultant physicians, indoor air and emergency response specialists, regulatory inspectors, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, and environmental health educators. She holds a BS degree from Bridgewater State College, and an MS degree from Emmanuel College. In 2003, Ms. Condon was named a Distinguished Alumna at Bridgewater State College and received the Adrian Rondileu Award. Additionally, she was appointed and serves as an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice.
During Ms. Condon’s tenure, the Environmental Health programs have conducted nationally recognized studies, including three studies in Massachusetts of the associations between environmental exposures and the health of children. She has served as a principal and co-principal investigator for these and more than a dozen other large-scale epidemiologic studies. Ms. Condon has also taken a lead nationally to implement environmental public health tracking projects and serves as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s principal investigator for Environmental Public Health Tracking projects in Massachusetts that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has also been a national leader in addressing health disparities and was instrumental in establishing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Diversity Initiative and Council.
Ms. Condon has been the recipient of the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry special services award, a number of outstanding service awards from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Environmental Health Association’s Dr. Joseph S. Goldfarb award for exemplary service in the professional practice of environmental public health in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Curtis Hilliard Award for dedicated service and outstanding achievement in public health. She has been asked to present or participate at numerous national meetings on the role of health departments in environmental public health, such as those sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Governors’ Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the State Environmental Health Directors group and has served on a variety of expert panels on environmental public health for both government and academia.