Adrienne Ettinger


Adrienne S. Ettinger, ScD, MPH, MS Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, USA


Adrienne S. Ettinger is a formally-trained epidemiologist, and Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, with interdisciplinary training in biostatistics, environmental health sciences, and human nutrition. In addition, she completed a Mentored Research Scientist Development (K01) Award in Molecular Epidemiology investigating “Genetic and Epigenetic Modifiers of Maternal-Fetal Transfer of Toxicants & Perinatal Outcomes” (NIH K01 ES014907). Dr. Ettinger is currently Assistant Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology affiliated with the Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology at the Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on the effects of environmental exposures and nutritional influences on reproductive, perinatal, and children’s health. She has extensive “on-the-ground” experience in the design, implementation, data management, and statistical analysis of prospective birth cohort studies and randomized clinical trials investigating the effects of environmental exposures and nutritional interventions on maternal and child health outcomes. These studies have been carried out in both rural and urban community-based settings working with diverse populations in the U.S. and internationally. Her work aims to provide new insights to better understand how environmental risks within and between populations vary with respect to exposure, underlying susceptibility and developmental stage. Dr. Ettinger’s background also includes applied public health experience working as an Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing technical assistance to state and local public health departments on the design, implementation, and evaluation of prevention programs and surveillance systems for environmental hazards and health effects.