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Dr. Marilyn Black

Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor

Chemical Insights

Dr. Marilyn Black is vice president and senior technical advisor for Underwriters Laboratories, leading its research group Chemical Insights ( She is the founder and former chairperson for both UL Air Quality Sciences and the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. She is also the founder of the Khaos Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of children through education and research. Dr. Black is an active participant in national and international scientific organizational initiatives, research projects and community outreach programs, and has presented and published over 200 papers on indoor air quality and environmental exposure. She received a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. from the University of Florida and B.S. from the University of Virginia.