Crystal Lee Pow Jackson, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Raleigh, NC


Crystal Lee Pow Jackson is a research environmental scientist with RTI’s Center for Environmental Health Risk and Sustainability where she focuses on issues of drinking water quality, environmental contamination and human health. Using her expertise in toxicology, exposure science, environmental health, water quality, risk assessment, risk communication, environmental justice and public health, Dr. Lee Pow Jackson strives to identify, test and implement practical solutions to environmental health challenges. With her interdisciplinary education and experience, Dr. Lee Pow Jackson has developed a strong ability to conduct and synthesize scientific research into public health guidance, communicate scientific findings and guidance to a broad range of audiences and work in a collaborative team to address environmental health challenges.


  • BS, Biological Sciences (minors in Environmental Science and Chemistry), Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • PhD, Environmental Toxicology, North Carolina State University, 2015