Robin Whyatt, DrPH

Robin M. Whyatt, DrPH, focuses her research on effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy and early childhood. This has included molecular epidemiologic research on prenatal exposures to ambient air pollution and cigarette smoking in Poland and prenatal and early-life exposures to pesticides and endocrine disruptors among African American and Dominican mothers and newborns from New York City. In her capacity as deputy director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) and co-director of the Exposure and Biomarkers Core of the CCCEH, she is following the mothers and newborns in the CCCEH longitudinal birth cohort from pregnancy through ages 11 years to evaluate effects of non-persistent pesticides on birth outcomes and neurocognitive development and endocrine disruptors (phthalates and bisphenol A) on immune function, asthma etiology, and obesity.

Dr. Whyatt has published widely on research using biologic markers in studies of exposures during pregnancy and early childhood, served on a number of external peer review committees for the U.S.EPA, including a U.S. EPA workshop on issues associated with considering developmental changes in behavior and anatomy when assessing environmental exposures in children.

Affiliations:
American Public Health Association
International Society for Exposure Analysis
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

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