Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP
Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP, is the Biosafety Officer at Yale University (1995 to present) and also serves as a Manager of the Yale Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Safety Advisor Program (2000 to present). He holds a certification as a Biological Safety Professional with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) and the American Society of Microbiology (January 1998). He is currently a member of the Board of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA). Ben was elected and served as the 2010 President of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), and also held two terms as a member of the ABSA Executive Council. He has 30 years of experience in occupational health and safety, including 25 years practicing Biosafety. He obtained a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University, and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Ben received the 2002 John Richardson Special Recognition Award for his role in the growth of training offered by ABSA during his tenure as Chair of the ABSA Training and Education Committee. He was presented with the ABSA Arnold G. Wedum Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015.