Dr Renée Street

Dr Renée Street is a Specialist Scientists and the Deputy Director at the Environment and Health Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). She leads the Persistent Toxic Substance Programme. Over the past decade, Dr Street’s research has focused on various aspects of heavy metal exposure and its impact on human health.

She has a keen interest in public health issues and policy development. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Street has been instrumental in setting up the SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance and Research Programme to monitor SARS-CoV-2 RNA trends.