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Audrey  Gaskins

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

Jointly Appointed, Environmental Health

My research focuses on understanding the relation of environmental, dietary, and lifestyle factors with reproductive health in men and women. Although the outcomes I study are vast, ranging from pubertal development to reproductive senescence, the majority of my work is focused on fertility. An additional motivation underlying my research is better understanding the biological mechanisms through which diet and environmental exposures affect fertility, as this strengthens the plausibility of associations and helps establish causality. Therefore, much of my work has focused on couples undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in whom routine biospecimens are collected and many key reproductive processes are externalized, enabling the study of intermediate outcomes to examine potential biological mediators.


Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518-002-3BB (SPH: Epidemiology)

Phone: 404-727-5409

Fax: 404-727-8737


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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Reproductive Health


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering 2008, Duke University
  • Doctor of Science 2014, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Courses Taught

  • EPI 798R: Pre-candidacy Research

Affiliations & Activities

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Research
  • American Society of Nutrition


  • , , Dietary patterns and outcomes of assisted reproduction, Am J Obstet Gynecol, 220,
  • , , Time-Varying Exposure to Air Pollution and Outcomes of in Vitro Fertilization among Couples from a Fertility Clinic, Environ Health Perspect, 127,
  • , , Demographic, lifestyle, and reproductive risk factors for ectopic pregnancy, Fertil Steril, 110, 1328-1337
  • , , Diet and fertility: a review, Am J Obstet Gynecol, 218, 379-389
  • , , Moving the science forward on dietary patterns and male fertility, Fertil Steril, 109, 783
  • , , Predictors of Sexual Intercourse Frequency Among Couples Trying to Conceive, J Sex Med, 15, 519-528
  • , , Recent advances in understanding the relationship between long- and short-term weight change and fertility, F1000Res, Oct 26, 7
  • , , Residential distance to major roadways and semen quality, sperm DNA integrity, chromosomal disomy, and serum reproductive hormones among men attending a fertility clinic., Int J Hyg Environ Health, 221, 830-837
  • , , Residential proximity to major roadways and traffic in relation to outcomes of in vitro fertilization., Environ Int, 115, 239-246
  • , , Seafood Intake, Sexual Activity, and Time to Pregnancy, J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 103, 2680-2688
  • , , Dairy intake in relation to breast and pubertal development in Chilean girls, Am J Clin Nutr, 105, 1166-1175
  • , , Epidemiologic Approaches for Studying Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Design, Methods, Analysis and Interpretation, Curr Epidemiol Rep, 4, 124-132