Toxicology, Immunology

Institution: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Website: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/epi/pi/perinatal/index.cfm

Email: kelly.ferguson2@nih.gov

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Ferguson,+Kelly&cmd=DetailsSearch

Adverse pregnancy outcomes have extensive individual and societal repercussions, and the contribution of environmental factors is of increasing interest to researchers, policy makers, physicians, and parents. My research explores the relationship between environmental exposures in pregnancy and their associations with adverse birth outcomes as well as long-term sequelae in the mother and child. Using advanced molecular epidemiologic and statistical methods, I work to identify important contributors to the diseases of pregnancy and implement preventions to improve maternal and child health.