Teniope Adewumi-Gunn


Teniope Adewumi-Gunn's research looks for solutions to address the climate impacts faced by workers, with a focus on underserved worker groups, emerging occupational climate hazards, and pathways to science-based policies. An industrial hygienist by training, Adewumi-Gunn has occupational and environmental health consulting experience in the United States, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Her experience with worker health spans numerous industries including manufacturing, aerospace, real estate, construction, and agriculture. Adewumi-Gunn was previously the environmental justice research and policy manager for the nonprofit Black Women for Wellness, where she led advocacy efforts to regulate the chemicals found in the cosmetic products used by consumers and beauty-care professionals. She is a recipient of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation fellowship. She holds a bachelor's in health sciences from the California State University, San Bernardino, and a master's and PhD in environmental health sciences (industrial hygiene) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Adewumi-Gunn is based in NRDC's Washington, D.C., office. 

NRDC in Action

The Scientist Who Found Her Voice by Listening to Workers

Teniope Adewumi-Gunn combines her scientific expertise with her mission to help keep workers—from hairstylists to day laborers—safe and healthy.