ISEE – NAC Conference 2023
June 19-21, 2023 | Oregon State University • Corvallis, Oregon
Title: Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
Affiliation: Stanford University, School of Medicine
Bio: Dr. Andres Cardenas is an environmental epidemiologist and faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University. His research focuses on molecular and epigenetic biomarkers and the extent to which these alterations contribute to disease risk throughout the life course. He utilizes computational approaches to investigate chemical mixtures, biological aging and fetal epigenetic programming. His research examines the intersection of chemical and social environments in shaping health and disease.
Title: Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Affiliation: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Bio: Dr. Erika Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Her research focuses on the role of ambient environmental contaminants in the development of human disease, applying both traditional epidemiologic as well as causal inference methodologies. Her latest research focuses on effects of early-life air pollution exposure on pediatric respiratory health outcomes as well as the impacts of climate change related environmental exposures on morbidity and mortality. Dr. Garcia received a PhD and MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley.
Title: President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Bio: Dr. David J.X. González is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies how pollution from extractive industries and climate-driven disasters affects reproductive health and contributes to health disparities. He teaches courses on epidemiology, environmental justice, and science communication in Spanish. He serves in several capacities to work towards achieving equity and justice in the sciences, including work with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. He received a PhD and MS in environmental epidemiology from Stanford University, an MESc in environmental science with a global health focus from Yale University, and a BS in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California, Davis. His work is supported by the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Title: Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology
Affiliation: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health
Bio: Dr. James-Todd is an Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Her research takes a three-way approach to studying and improving women’s reproductive and long-term health by: 1) evaluating the role of environmental chemicals on adverse maternal health outcomes; 2) assessing racial/ethnic disparities in environmental chemical exposures and adverse health outcomes; and 3) developing pregnancy and postpartum interventions to improve women’s chronic disease risk. Dr. James-Todd received an MPH in International Health from Boston University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.