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Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Hoepner (she/her) received her DrPH in Environmental Health Sciences from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and her BA in Biology from Barnard College. With a sizeable collection of publications, her research is primarily at the intersection of environmental effects and prenatal/early childhood development with domestic and international studies of exposures including BPA, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phthalates, pesticides and COVID-19, as well as the outcomes of asthma, neurodevelopment, and obesity. Her research efforts also include studies of the World Trade Center tragedy and HIV/AIDS behavioral research. In addition, Dr. Hoepner has organizational and analytical expertise with complex health assessment, public health research datasets, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. With her background in health disparities research, Dr. Hoepner has the goal of understanding the intricacies of race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomics as they pertain to environmental health from a global perspective, as well as from a community-wide perspective.

Courses Taught:

  • EOHS 5200: Issues in Environmental Health
  • EOHS 5201: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Management, Policy, and Law
  • PUBH 5201: Public Health Leadership in Interprofessional Practice