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Lyndsey  Darrow

Adjunct Assoc Professor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

Dr. Darrow is an environmental epidemiologist with particular interest in the effects of environmental contaminants on respiratory disease, pregnancy outcomes, and endocrine function in childhood. Her recent studies include investigation of the acute effects of specific air pollutants on respiratory emergency department visits (asthma, wheeze, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, upper respiratory infection) among children less than 5 years (R03ES018963), and assessment of polybrominated flame retardant exposure (PBDE) in relation to thyroid function among preschool children (R21ES019697). She currently directs a study investigating traffic pollutant exposures during pregnancy and the first year of life in relation to asthma incidence in a retrospective birth cohort at Kaiser Permanente Georgia (R03HD084884, EPA RD834799) and collaborates on several other projects under the umbrella of the EPA-funded Clean Air Research Center at Emory and Georgia Tech. She is also principal investigator of a study of early-life antibiotic exposure and incidence of asthma and other childhood atopic diseases (R01AI122266).  Other research topics have included perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and health outcomes in a community in West Virginia living near a Dupont manufacturing plant; short-term effects of ambient air pollution and temperature on birth outcomes; methods for estimation of population attributable fraction; and methods for studying effects of seasonally-varying exposures on birth outcomes.

A list of publications is available on Pubmed or Google Scholar

Dr. Darrow joined the faculty of the School of Communicty Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. 

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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Biomarkers
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Climate and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Reproductive Health


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