The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Arnold House

715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

433 Arnold House


Youssef Oulhote received his engineering degree from the National Institute of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences in Morocco, a master’s degree in risk assessment from the AgroParisTech Engineering School in Paris, and a PhD from the French National School of Public Health. He worked as a research associate within the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology program at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he investigated health effects of chemicals. As an epidemiologist, Oulhote focuses his research on the health effects of early life exposures to metals (e.g., mercury, lead, and manganese) and endocrine disruptors (e.g., PBDEs, PFAS, and phthalates), with an emphasis on children’s cognitive and behavioral functions. Oulhote also investigates the application of machine learning techniques within a causal inference framework. Finally, his research explores the interplay of environmental, nutritional, and social factors, and how these exposures interact to impact population health.