686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
As an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist, my work focuses on the impact of exposure to ambient air pollution during preconception and in early pregnancy on reproductive and perinatal health. A strong evidence base suggests that air pollution, likely through mechanisms of inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction, increases risk of cardiovascular events and pregnancy complications. My research centers on understanding how these mechanisms may similarly impact reproductive health during critical windows of exposure, including ovulation, spermatogenesis, implantation, and vascularization of the placenta. The main goal of my research is to produce policy-relevant findings for the impact of both acute and chronic exposure to ambient air pollution on maternal, paternal, and offspring health.