Brenda Eskenazi, Ph.D.
Professor of Maternal & Child Health & Epidemiology, Director, Center for Children’s Environmental Health Research School of Public Health
Dr. Brenda Eskenazi is a professor of maternal and child health and epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also the Director of the Center of Excellence in Children's Environmental Health Research at Berkeley. Dr. Eskenazi is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Epidemiology and the Journal of Children's Health and is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.
Dr. Eskenazi has contributed widely to the field of children's environmental health, including the Surgeon General's report on smoking and women's health, the World Health Organization's Tobacco-Free Initiative report on environmental tobacco smoke, and the United States-Vietnam Committee on the Human Health and Environmental Exposures of Agent Orange and Dioxin in Vietnam. She also served for nearly a decade on the State of California's Scientific Advisory Board for the Toxics Initiative (Proposition 65), which aimed to identify chemicals that were reproductive or developmental toxicants.
Dr. Eskenazi’s current research interests are in the following areas:
- * Effects of environmental exposures to reproductive, perinatal, and children's health
- * Reproductive and development effects of passive and active exposure to cigarette smoke, benzene, dioxin, and other persistent endocrine disruptors, and pesticides, as well as other agents on fetal and child health and reproductive health of men and women
- * Reproductive and pediatric epidemiology.
Dr. Eskenazi currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Children's Health Environmental Coalition and the Study Design Working Group of the National Children's Study.