I am an environmental toxicologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health with research interests in public health, epigenetics and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations. In the Montrose Translational Health Lab, we work to better understand the molecular basis of toxicant-induced disease risk throughout the lifespan. Our recent studies have used cutting edge technology to measure exposure-induced epigenetic changes related to diet, air pollution, heavy metals and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
I did my dissertation at the University of Montana on the effects of wood smoke exposure on asthmatic children and the impacts of air filtration interventions, then a postdoc at the University of Michigan to better understand the molecular basis of exposure-induced disease. I am now building a research program to study the long-term health of wildland firefighters.