Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D. leads and directs the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports. She is responsible for managing risk analysis, policy assessments, label evaluations and consumer advice for tests, reports, and related advocacy work. Urvashi joined Consumers Union in 1999 and developed the ratings system, database, and Web site, Eco-labels.org for evaluating environmental and food labels. In 2005, she managed the launch of GreenerChoices,org, which covers green aspects over a wide range of products and services.
Dr. Rangan serves as a primary, national spokesperson for Consumer Reports in the areas of sustainable practices and safety issues. She advocates for credible labeling in the marketplace, and has successfully publicized the benefits of organic production. She was also involved in the Sigma Delta Chi award winning food and supplement magazine reports which highlighted public health concerns. Dr. Rangan received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and was a National Institute of Health fellow from 1990-97.