Bio


Stanford University Associate Vice Provost Emeritus. Served from 1992 to 2018 as Associate Vice-Provost for Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University. Responsible for health, safety, and environmental risk management programs in addition to oversight of institutional emergency planning and risk communication. Stanford has over 2500 laboratories involved annually in over $700 million dollars of research activity ranging from basic sciences, particle physics and engineering to biomedical and human subjects clinical research. Major technical areas of oversight encompassed environmental health and safety programs including laboratory health and safety, radiation safety, chemical and biological safety, environmental compliance, fire safety, occupational safety and health, occupational medicine, safety training and risk communications, hazardous waste management, hazardous materials response and senior institutional responsibility for University emergency management. Additionally, EH&S supports the institutional missions of research and education by helping to ensure safe work and educational environments at Stanford. Larry is a member of the Stanford Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a DOE science center operated by Stanford. He has graduate degrees from Boston University in science education and from the University of Michigan in industrial hygiene and public health.

In addition to over 30 years of experience in academic, research and clinical institutions, he serves as a consultant for a variety of organizations. He has authored numerous publications and served as committee chair, association officer and board member in a number of international professional associations, including as 2008 Chairman of the ACGIH. Larry is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He Co-chaired the Risk Management and Control of Nanotechnology-Community of Research, part of a joint US NNI-EU Commission project and co-chaired a joint CalEPA/DTSC-NIOSH California higher education task force that developed and published the NanoToolKit, a health and safety guideline for academic research use and production of nanomaterials. In 2018, Mr. Gibbs received the UC Center for Laboratory Safety inaugural Safety Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has had national impact on improving laboratory safety for academic researchers.