Meet The Team

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Leadership & Faculty

Robert Wright, MD, MPH

Director, The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab
Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Professor, Pediatrics

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Manish Arora, BDS, MPH, PhD, FICD

Director, Exposure Biology Lab
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab
Edith J. Baerwald Professor and Vice Chair, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

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Jia Chen, ScD

Director, Molecular Epidemiology Lab
Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab

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Chitra Amarasiriwardena, PhD

Director of Operations, Exposure Biology Lab
Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab

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andraSyam Andra, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab
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andraChristine Austin, PhD

Research Associate, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab
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lambertiniLuca Lambertini, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology And Reproductive Science
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab

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andraLauren Petrick, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab
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roz wrightRosalind Wright, MD, MPH

Professor, Pediatrics, Pulmonary And Critical Care
Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care And Sleep Medicine

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Research Team

Vasily Aushev, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Vasily is working on microRNAs involved in breast cancer development.
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Mahmoud Awawda

Senior Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
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Austen Curtin

Data Analyst, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Kelsey Chetnick

Programmer, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Jyoti Chumber

Program Coordinator, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Priyanthi Shyamalee Dassanayake, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Georgia Dolios

Senior Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
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Daniel L. Floda

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Dulari Hewakuruppu

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
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Hsiao-Hsien (Leon) Hsu, ScD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Leon is studying neurodevelopmental toxicity of airborne metals.

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Maya Kappil, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Maya is working on Placental assessments of epi/genetic factors related to birth outcomes.

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Corina Lesseur, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Qian Li, PhD

Associate Scientist, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Qian is working on several epidemiologic studies associated with environmental exposures, epigenetic factors and gene-environment interactions in the risk of breast cancers.

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Yula Ma

Research Laboratory Manager, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Molecular Epidemiology Lab
The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Lab

Srinivasan Narasimhan

Senior Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Valerie Nguyen

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Dhaval Patel

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Dhaval is responsible for the analysis of environmental organics of human health interest using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (MS/MS and QTOF/MS) methods.
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Divya Pulivarthi

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Maria Rosa, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Maria is studying air pollution and Respiratory Health in Mexico City.

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Alison Sanders, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Alison is working on genomic and epigenetic markers of preterm birth as well as the effects of prenatal toxic metal exposure on children’s blood pressure and other renal health outcomes.

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Katherine Svensson, MS

Research Coordinator, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Katherine works on database management, she is a liaison for Dr. Robert Wright’s Mexico research cohorts, and she provides statistical analysis support to the research team.

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Danielle Valdez

Associate Researcher, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Laura Zheng, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
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Administrative Staff

Maire Heikkinen, PhD, CIH

Lab Operations Manager
Email: maire.heikkinen@mssm.edu

 

Rozalyn Paupaw

Program Manager, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Email: rozalyn.paupaw@mssm.edu

 

Daniel Suarez

Administrative Coordinator, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Email: daniel.suarez@mssm.edu