Pauline Mendola

PhD

EEH Chair, Dr. Pauline Mendola.

Pauline Mendola

PhD

Pauline Mendola

PhD

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Summary

Pauline Mendola, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH). She received a doctorate in Epidemiology and Community Health and a Master's degree in Epidemiology from the University at Buffalo. Before accepting the position as Chair in EEH, Dr. Mendola was a Senior Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. Throughout her career, Dr. Mendola's research has focused on environmental factors that impact reproductive and pediatric health with a strong focus on the interplay of immune function (asthma, allergy, maternal-fetal tolerance), oxidative stress and air pollution in relation to preterm delivery, preeclampsia and other complications of pregnancy. Her work on women’s health includes investigations of chronic disease (autoimmune disorders, hypertension, diabetes) during pregnancy and long-term health effects related to pregnancy complications.

Education

  • PhD, Epidemiology and Community Health, University at Buffalo, 1994
  • MS, Epidemiology, Social & Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, 1990
  • BA, cum laude, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program, University at Buffalo, 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research, 1991 - present
  • Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, 1991 - present
  • American College of Epidemiology, 1994 - present
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 1994 - present
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 1997 - present
  • Genotoxicity and Environmental Mutagen Society, 1997 - 2007
  • Editorial Board Member, Epidemiology, 2006 - 2010
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group, 2011 - present
  • Associate Editor, Fertility and Sterility, 2011 - present