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Pthalate exposure and preterm birth: findings from a pooled study

October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kelly Ferguson, PhD, MPH

Title: Pthalate exposure and preterm birth: findings from a pooled study
Speaker: Kelly Ferguson, PhD, MPH
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12-1pm Eastern

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Meeting ID: 873 7271 9818
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Kelly Ferguson, PhD, MPH, leads the Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group in the Epidemiology Branch within the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS. The Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group conducts research on how maternal exposure to chemicals impacts pregnancy and the development of the fetus and child. They also investigate inflammation and oxidative stress as biological mechanisms that may connect chemical exposures to adverse birth outcomes. Each research study addresses one or more of the following focus areas:
• Optimal exposure assessment, including examination of chemical mixtures
• Understanding biologic mediators
• Outcome phenotyping
• Robust validation of associations
Ferguson is specifically trained in chemical exposure assessment, reproductive health endpoints, advanced statistical methods, and epidemiologic study design. She earned her M.P.H. in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She joined the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch as a Tenure-Track Investigator in 2016.