Research within the HOME Study has involved many talented collaborators working on a variety of projects. We welcome new collaborators who are interested in studying a broad range of environmental exposures and infant and child health, development and behavior.

  • Mekbib Altaye, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Biostatistical support and collaboration on multiple projects including the effects of exposure to pesticides and neurobehavioral outcomes, and associations with neuroimaging outcomes.
  • Manish Arora, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Novel use of deciduous teeth as a biomarker of exposure to environmental toxicants during gestation and early childhood.
  • Thomas Bernert PhD, Centers for Disease Control: Measurement of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Dean Beebe, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Development of snoring and sleep patterns in early childhood.
  • Katherine Bowers, PhD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s: Associations between early infant neurobehavior and later social functioning in childhood.
  • Joe Braun, PhD, MSPH, RN, Brown University: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and other environmental toxicants and health, growth, and neurobehavioral outcomes in childhood and adolescence.
  • Kelly Brunst, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • Jessie Buckley, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and physical growth and development, biomarkers of exposure, molecular epidemiology, biostatistics.
  • Kelly Byars, PsyD, Cincinnati Children’s: Development of sleep problems in early childhood.
  • Antonia Calafat, PhD, Centers for Disease Control: Exposure to BPA, phthalates and pesticides.
  • Kim Cecil, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Assessment of brain structure, organization, and function and impact of exposures to environmental toxicants.
  • Aimin Chen, PhD, University of Pennsylvania: Pre and postnatal exposure to PBDEs and PFCs and relationship to neurodevelopment.
  • Kristen Copeland, MD, Cincinnati Children’s: Childhood obesity and the influence of the child care environment on children’s physical activity and diet.
  • Kim Dietrich, PhD, University of Cincinnati: Pre and postnatal exposure to environmental toxicants and neurodevelopment and neurobehavior; early exposure to lead and adult antisocial outcomes and brain structure, organization, and function.
  • Shelley Ehrlich, MD, ScD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s: Exposures to BPA and PFCs during pregnancy, maternal and child health, and labor and delivery outcomes; examination of sources of exposure.
  • Brenda Eskenazi, MA, PhD, University of California Berkeley: Pooled analysis of the effects of prenatal chemical exposures on children’s neurodevelopment.
  • Sheela Geraghty, MD, IBCLC, Cincinnati Children’s: Reporting individual test results of environmental chemicals in breastmilk and the potential for premature weaning. 
  • Amy Kalbrenner, PhD, MPH, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee: Exposures to air pollution and tobacco smoke and neurobehavioral outcomes in childhood.
  • Robert Kahn, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s: Media exposure, social disparities; genetic dispositions for ADHD and asthma.
  • Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Bone health, dietary assessment, and body composition.

  • Jane Khoury, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Biostatistical support and collaboration on multiple projects including the effects of exposure to tobacco smoke, pesticides, BPA, phthalates, and childhood injury.
  • Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH, Simon Fraser University: Overall study design and execution; exposure assessment through biological and environmental sampling; exposure survey design; conduction of randomized control trial; effects of childhood lead exposure on neurobehavioral outcomes; exposures to various environmental toxicants and health, growth, and neurobehavioral outcomes.
  • Lawrence McCandless, PhD, Simon Fraser University: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and infant birth outcomes.

  • Vivek Narendran, MD, Cincinnati Children’s: Measures of environmental contaminants in vernix.
  • Nicholas Newman, DO, Cincinnati Children’s: Exposures in the home environment, including lead, air pollution, and injury hazards.
  • Craig Newschaffer, PhD, Pennsylvania State University: Endocrine disrupting chemicals, thyroid hormone, and risk of autism spectrum disorders.

  • Kieran Phelan, MD, MS, Kaiser Permanente: Randomized, controlled trial for reducing residential injuries in children; validation of injury hazard assessment survey; parental supervision and child injury outcomes; environmental chemical exposure and injury outcomes.
  • Jason Richardson, PhD, Florida International University: Effects of developmental pyrethroid exposure in ADHD.
  • Megan Romano, PhD, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and outcomes of health and growth.

  • Susan Rose, MD, Emeritus, Cincinnati Children’s: Endocrinology, bone health, pubertal assessment.

  • Patrick Ryan, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Exposure to air pollution and outcomes of health and neurobehavior.
  • Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Maryland School of Medicine: Environmental toxicant exposures and respiratory outcomes in early childhood.
  • Jeffrey Strawn, MD, University of Cincinnati: Anxiety and mood, use of advanced neuroimaging with anxiety symptoms
  • Paul Succop, PhD, University of Cincinnati (deceased): Biostatistical support and collaboration on multiple projects including the effects of exposure to tobacco smoke and pesticides and neurobehavioral outcomes.
  • Heidi Sucharew, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Biostatistical support and collaboration on multiple projects including the effects of exposure to environmental toxicants and neurobehavioral outcomes.
  • Scott Venners, PhD, MPH, Simon Fraser University: Effects of bisphenol A and phthalates on birth weight, fetal growth, and length of pregnancy.
  • Glenys Webster, PhD, MRM, BSc, BMus, Simon Fraser University: Endocrine disrupting properties of environmental toxicants.
  • Stephen Wilson, MD, MSc, Mercy Health Partners: Understanding patient preferences for receiving biomarker results.
  • Yingying Xu, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Biostatistical support and collaboration on multiple projects including the effects of exposure to environmental toxicants and neurobehavioral outcomes, and effect of home injury intervention, as well as individual projects examining optimal timing for conducting newborn neurobehavioral assessment and impact of methyl mercury exposure and fish consumption on infant neurobehavior.
  • Kimberly Yolton, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s: Exposure to a variety of environmental toxicants and neurobehavioral outcomes in infants and children including development, cognition, behavior, mood, and sleep patterns.