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DIRECTOR

Leda Chatzi, MD PhD

Dr. Chatzi is the Director of the USC Center for Translational Research on Environmental Health (USC R-TEN) and Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California.

As a physician, epidemiologist and public health researcher, she leads an interdisciplinary program of research focused on advancing our understanding of how exposure to environmental chemicals affect metabolic health. Overall, her investigations have focused on the health effects of environmental toxicants classified as endocrine disruptors, including perfluoroalkyl substances, organochlorine pesticides, phenols, phthalates, and metals, on long-term youth health, especially, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease. As Director of the USC Center for Translational Research on Environmental Health (USC-R-TEN) she is focused on understanding the influence of environmental pollutants on health outcomes by integrating human population-data and laboratory methods to develop and comprehensive understanding of exposure risk and disease development.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Rob Scott McConnell, MD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Rob Scott McConnell, MD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Jill Johnston, PhD

Assistant Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Jill Johnston, PhD

Assistant Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

David Conti, PhD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

David Conti, PhD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD

Dean, USC School of Pharmacy

Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD

Dean, USC School of Pharmacy

Veronica W. Setiawan, PhD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Veronica W. Setiawan, PhD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Lucy Mary Golden, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Lucy Mary Golden, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Hooman Allayee

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

Hooman Allayee, PhD

Professor, Population and Public Health Sciences

TRAINEES

Jesse Goodrich, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar, T32 Fellow

Jesse Goodrich, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar, T32 Fellow

Elizabeth Costello, MPH

PhD Candidate, T32 Fellow

Elizabeth Costello

PhD Student, T32 Fellow

Brittney Baumert, PhD, MPH

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Brittney Baumert, PhD, MPH

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Yijie Li, MPH

PhD Candidate

Yijie Li, PhD

PhD Candidate

Nikos Stratakis, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Nikos Stratakis, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Carmen Jiawen Chen, MPH

PhD Student

Carmen Jiawen Chen, MPH

PhD Student

Sarah Rock, MPH

RTEN Administrator, PhD Student

Sarah Rock, MPH

Center Administrator, PhD Student

Janet Gukasyan, MS

Visiting MD Student

Janet Gukasyan, MS

Visiting MD Student

COLLABORATORS