Peter Blood

Project Manager/Senior Analyst

Peter Blood is a project manager/senior analyst at Healthy Housing Solutions. He has 25 years of experience directing and providing environmental and health program management and research support to EPA, CDC, DOE, NIH, and HUD. Mr. Blood has conducted housing and indoor health-hazard research for Healthy Housing Solutions since 2013. He has evaluated epidemiological prevalence data on such hazards as asbestos, mold, radon, lead, carbon monoxide, and pesticides; collected data by managing surveys, interviewing personnel, conducting literature reviews, and querying databases; and performed such data analyses as identifying best practices, risk and policy analyses, and assisting with cost-benefit analyses.

Mr. Blood’s research is the foundation behind many federal regulations and health education campaigns. While working for Healthy Housing Solutions, DOE, Westat, and New York State, he directed and performed environmental health research projects for several federal agencies. Mr. Blood researched health outcome and cost data associated with healthy home interventions. He interviewed hospital representatives to ascertain how children’s environmental health issues are considered in community health needs assessments (CHNAs). Mr. Blood reviewed the literature to identify causes of residential falls to the elderly and strategies to reduce their risk. He evaluated the cost effectiveness of several residential lead-based paint hazard removal options, identified key variables for an algorithm to allow HUD to verify the cost estimate accuracy of lead removal grant applications, and wrote a report for the general public on ways to reduce residential carbon monoxide risk.

Mr. Blood has directed numerous literature reviews ranging in size from independent solo efforts to coordinating teams of as many as 40 personnel. He has also provided federal agencies with data analysis support, responded to data requests, and recommended ways to increase program effectiveness. As an environmental analyst for the state of New York, he managed several radioactive waste characterization projects, investigated options to resolve radioactive waste disposal issues, supervised and directed contractors, contributed to a large environmental impact statement, and responded to inquiries from both the general public and state legislature.

He earned a master’s degree in public policy from the State University of New York at Albany and Bachelor of Arts in both environmental science and political science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.