Fellowships Awarded: 2008
Gila Neta, MPP, is a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Epidemiology Department's Environmental and Occupational Division at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation research focuses on the public health consequences of pesticides. She is investigating the effects of prenatal exposures to persistent and non-persistent insecticides in a cohort of babies born in Baltimore as part of the THREE Study (Tracking Health Related to Environmental Exposures). She is exploring the risk factors for exposure to pesticides and examining the associations between levels of pesticides in cord blood and the effects on fetal growth and development and on the immune system. Her dissertation advisor is Dr. Lynn Goldman, professor in Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology. Her academic advisor is Dr. Jonathan Samet, chair of the Department of Epidemiology.