Angelo Bellomo

Angelo J. Bellomo is a former Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH).  He also served as Director of Environmental Health for DPH, and previously as Director of Environmental Health and Safety for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  Mr. Bellomo began his work in environmental health in 1973. In the early 1980’s, he was appointed Chief Enforcement Officer, Toxic Substances Control Division in the California Department of Health Services. He subsequently served as Director of Southern California Operations for the newly-formed Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  

Mr. Bellomo has held positions in both the public and private sectors, focusing on the assessment and mitigation of environmental risks, and the development of environmental health policy reforms. Mr. Bellomo has served on U.S. EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors, and the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH).  

In Fall 2023, Mr. Bellomo will teach a new graduate course, EHS 450, “Case Studies in Regulatory Decision-Making:  How Private Interests Influence Government Action in Abating Local Health Threats.” 


  • MS, Environmental and Occupational Health, California State University, Northridge, CA
  • BS, Environmental Health Science, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Health Practice
  • Environmental Public Policy
  • Climate Change and Public Health 

Selected Publications

  • Frumkin, H., Geller, R.J., et al, 2006.  Safe and Healthy School Environments, Chapters 20 – Emergency Management; and 25 – Evaluating the School Environment, Oxford University Press.

  • Cambridge, M., Bellomo, A.J., 1997.  An Approach to Expedite the Cleanup of Contaminated Property and Reduce Associated Claims Litigation, Environmental Claims Journal, Vol 10-2.

  • Bellomo, A.J., Watson, T.L., 1996.  Current Technical Developments – Remediation & Redevelopment of Contaminated Property in Long Beach, California, Environmental Claims Journal, Vol 9, No. 1.

  • Brown, A., Farrow, J.R., Rodriguez, R.A., Johnson, B.J., Bellomo, A.J., 1996.  Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Contamination of the City of Santa Monica Drinking Water Supply, Proceedings of the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) and American Petroleum Institute (API) Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Groundwater:  Prevention, Detection, and Remediation, Houston, Texas.