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.