Dr. Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN is a Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco (USF), where she is still actively teaching, and an international leader in environmental health and nursing. For 25 years, prior to USF, she directed the Environmental Health Education Center at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She is a founding and current Board member of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and on the Leadership Council of the California Nurses for Environmental Health and Justice, national and state organizations, respectively, that integrate environmental health into nursing education, practice, research, and policy/advocacy.
She has been a member of the US EPA Children’s Health Protection Policy Advisory Committee and the National Library of Medicine Committee for informational needs of health professionals on environmental health. Sattler has been a Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (lead-based paint demonstration), and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Sattler is a Registered Nurse with an MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.