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Speaker

Nicole Deziel

Yale School of Public Health

Biography

We are pleased to announce that Nicole Deziel, will give a keynote presentation at X2018. The presentation title is “The role of surrogate exposure measures in environmental exposure assessment”.

Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Dr. Deziel obtained a Master’s of Industrial Hygiene and Doctorate in Environmental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research involves applying statistical models, biomonitoring techniques, and environmental measurements to provide comprehensive and quantitative assessments of exposure to combinations of traditional and emerging environmental contaminants. Her exposure assessment strategies aim to reduce exposure misclassification for epidemiologic studies, advancing understanding of relationships between of exposure to environmental chemicals and risk of cancer and other adverse health outcomes.

Dr. Deziel serves as the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the American Cancer Society investigating co-exposures to multiple flame retardants, pesticides, and other persistent pollutants and thyroid cancer risk. She is also leading an inter-disciplinary team of investigators on a project entitled “Drinking water vulnerability and neonatal health outcomes in relation to oil and gas production in the Appalachian Basin.” The goal of this 3-year, $2 million study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, is to evaluate whether exposure to water contaminants from the process of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is associated with adverse human developmental and teratogenic effects. In addition, Dr. Deziel is an Investigator for a project funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities examining how environmental and social stressors jointly contribute to health disparities in elderly populations.