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Dr Tammara James-Todd

Dr Tamarra James-Todd

Harvard T.H. Chan

Dr. Tamarra James-Todd is the Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology in the Departments of Environmental Health in Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  She is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Dr. James-Todd evaluates the link between environmental chemical exposures and diabetes, obesity and related cardiovascular disease risk among women during the perinatal period and beyond.  She has a particular focus on racial/ethnic disparities in environmental exposures and adverse pregnancy outcomes.  She has served on the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board for the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, as well as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Gulf War and Health.  Dr James-Todd is the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded ERGO study, an ongoing prospective cohort study exploring the role of environmental factors on pregnancy and postpartum health.  She also served as PI of the Greater New York Hair Products Study.  Dr. James-Todd received her B.S. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University; MPH in International Health from Boston University; and PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University.