Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, SUPERB study
- Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis
Dr. Hertz-Picciotto is an environmental epidemiologist with over 150 scientific publications addressing environmental chemicals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, pesticides, and organochlorines, and their risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes, deficits in early childhood development, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Beate Ritz, MD, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
- Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Neurology, University of Los Angeles
Dr. Ritz is a Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health and holds co-appointments in Environmental Health Sciences and Neurology at UCLA; she is a Center for Occupational and Environmental Health faculty, and a member of the NIEHS-UCLA-USC Environmental Health Science Center, and co-director of the NIEHS-funded UCLA Center for Gene-Environment Studies of Parkinson’s disease. Her primary research interests are the effects of occupational and environmental toxins such as pesticides, ionizing radiation, and air pollution on chronic diseases including neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease), cancers, and adverse birth outcomes. She currently studies the effects of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes and asthma in children in Southern California and investigates the long-term effects of pesticide exposures on Parkinson’s disease and cancers.
Diana Cassady, Dr.D., Co-Investigator
- Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis
Dr. Cassady conducts research in community nutrition and directs the
Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing.
Kiyoung Lee, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
- Assistant Professor at College of Public Health, University of Kentucky
Debbie Bennett, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis