Matthew Hanscom Davis is a Congressional Liaison Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA's) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. There, he represents EPA to congressional offices, translates technical policy and science for lay audiences, and monitors and reviews relevant legislative proposals’ and actions’ impact on air, energy, and climate change-related topics. He prepares senior EPA officials for congressional hearings, responds to congressional inquiries and requests for technical assistance on bill language, and drafts, edits, tracks, and transmits the Administrator’s and Assistant Administrator’s responses to congressional letters. Previously he was a Health Scientist in U.S. EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection where he served since 2009. Primarily, he evaluated air pollution and chemicals regulations against current children's health science and risk management strategies, collaborated with other federal agencies, and provided support to regional EPA children's health activities. In 2014, he served as the Acting Associate Director of the Office of Children's Health Protection, leading the development of an agency-wide strategy for protecting children's environmental health with all of U.S. EPA's program and regional offices. He served Senator Jon Tester as a Brookings Institution Congressional Fellow in 2013, advising on environment, energy, agriculture, and food safety issues. He is a 2011 graduate of the Presidential Management Fellows program, during which time he completed a 4-month detail to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Matthew received his Master of Public Health degree at The Dartmouth Institute in 2009, and was also Graduate Research Associate at Dartmouth College's Rockefeller Center.
Before enrolling at Dartmouth, Matthew was the Regional Director for Environment America and U.S. PIRG, overseeing and advising the work of Environment Maine, Environment New Hampshire, Environment Iowa, Environment Georgia and Georgia PIRG. As part of that work, he wrote and managed grants for more than $400,000 annually to fund energy efficiency, global warming, and anti-tobacco projects, and co-authored numerous policy reports on issues ranging from water pollution to global warming emissions from the transportation sector. He was the founder and Advocate at Environment Maine from 2003-2006, representing the organization to Maine media, organizations and decision makers. Previously, he was U.S. PIRG’s New England Field Organizer. Matthew graduated from Swarthmore College in 2001 with a B.A. in Biology and an Environmental Studies concentration, Phi Beta Kappa.
Fellow at a Glance
U.S. EPA, Office of the Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
Energy & Climate Change
Engineering, Chemistry, Toxicology
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Policy & Law
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy