Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow)

George Donald Porter…and daughter Circa 1965…my father was a masterful source of crazy dad jokes and often referred to me in public as Dr. Sumchai.

Founder, medical director and principal investigator of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai’s leadership in the environmental health and justice movement began on the morning of February 19, 1992 after signing the death certificate of her father — George Donald Porter — a career longshore walking boss and shipping clerk who died prematurely from