Dr. Eggers is an environmental epidemiologist and microbiome researcher.
Her research focuses on understanding the role of the human microbiome in mediating the relationship between environmental exposures and downstream health outcomes through the life course. Areas of particular interest include: 1) programming of the gut microbiome and neurodevelopment in childhood by prenatal exposure to multiple metals; 2) statistical method development for investigating the human microbiome as a component of the exposome; 3) reverse translational in vitro examination of the effects of environmental chemical exposures on human gut microbes.
Dr. Eggers completed a BS in Microbiology and PhD in Population Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health. There, Dr. Eggers received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
As an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Dr. Eggers serves as co-director of the Microbial Exposomics Lab, and an associate member of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC).
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