Philippe Grandjean is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, and, since 2003, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also a consultant in toxicology at the National Board of Health, Denmark. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and, in 2002, became founding Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal Environmental Health. Among a multitude of committees, he served for 6 years on the Contaminants Panel of the European Food Safety Authority. In 2013, he became a member of the European Environment Agency's scientific committee; he also serves on the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research.
Most of his > 250 scientific journal publications relate to adverse effects in children exposed to chemical pollutants. His book Only one chance: how environmental pollution impairs brain development—and how to protect the brains of the next generation was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. In 2004, he received the "Mercury Madness Award" for excellence in science in the public interest from eight US environmental organizations and in 2012 the Science Communication Award from the University of Southern Denmark.