Damaskini Valvi, MD, PhD, MPH
Dania Valvi, MD, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health where she is a member of the Institute for Exposomic Research and Co-Director of the MS in Epidemiology program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. An environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Valvi is examining how early life and life-course environmental exposures impact health, with a particularly focus on the effects of chemicals and nutritional factors on children’s health and development. She employs novel ‘omics’-based approaches to facilitate the understanding of disease mechanisms and identification of biomarkers for the prevention and early detection of environmental disease. Her recent research in prospective population studies in Europe, United States, Singapore and elsewhere, has focused on the health effects of chemicals classified as endocrine disruptors, such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), organochlorine pesticides, phenols, phthalates, and metals. She is the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator on multiple NIEHS-suported projects examining the metabolic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemical mixtures and gene-environment interactions in large multiethnic populations, such as the Mount Sinai's BioMe Biobank. Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2019, Dr. Valvi was a research scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship. During the period 2008-2014 she conducted environmental health research at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL, currently known as 'ISGlobal') in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) in Spain.