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On Monday October 21st from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST, PROTECT will host our first professional development webinar of the 2019-2020 academic schedule. This webinar, featuring Dr. Sally Darney, the Editor-in-Chief from the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal who is not only a scientific writing expert but also holds authority on how to create and write high-quality scientific content. The majority of Dr. Darney’s career was spent working within the EPA where she published extensively with a concentration in reproductive toxicology, environmental epidemiology and children’s health. Dr. Sally Darney will be providing a workshop presentation instructing researchers about how to go about writing and submitting academic papers to journals for publication. Her presentation, titled “Publishing Environmental Health Research:  Tips for Authors” will give you some advice, tricks, and best practices for submitting Journal Publications.

For information on joining the webinar, please contact Kristin Hicks at

Read on to learn more about the webinar and about Dr. Sally Perreault Darney’s impressive bio.


During this webinar, Sally Darney, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives ( ) will address questions that SRP researchers may ask about how to publish their research findings in a high impact journal.  How can I position my manuscript for success?  What do editors look for at “triage?”  What do editors ask reviewers to examine before making recommendations to the editor?    Sally will offer advice to authors on selecting the most appropriate journal, defining the research question and approach, reporting methods and results in ways that are fully transparent, reproducible, and sharable, discussing the findings with respect to previous work, and drawing conclusions specific to the study findings.  And, after publication,  how to help make your paper “discoverable.”  She also invites attendees to personalize the session with their specific questions. 


Sally Perreault Darney, PhD | Editor-in-Chief 

Sally Perreault Darney received her PhD in 1980 from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health before joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) in 1984. 

Throughout her career with the EPA, Sally accrued comprehensive experience in environmental research and research management; editorship of scholarly journals; and organizational governance. She published extensively as a bench scientist, under the name Sally D. Perreault, with a concentration in reproductive toxicology, environmental epidemiology and children’s health. She also contributed to EPA test and risk assessment guidelines and served on interagency panels.

As a program director in the ORD, Sally helped shape two new EPA National Research Programs: 1) Chemical Safety for Sustainability and 2) Sustainable and Healthy Communities. Serving in these roles, she also ­expanded the scope of her cross-discipline expertise to include: principles of exposure science; engineering solutions; computational and predictive toxicology; community-based participatory research and environmental justice.

Sally’s editorial experience includes four years as Associate Editor for Biology of Reproduction and five years as the Journal of Andrology‘s Co-Editor-in-Chief. She has served on several editorial boards, and as peer reviewer for numerous reproductive and environmental science journals.

She grew her organizational governance skills as past president for the Society for the Study of Reproduction and the American Society of Andrology.