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Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, PhD, MPH

Research Areas: Endocrine Disruptors; Reproductive Epidemiology; Human Fertility; Cardiometabolic Health

With joint appointments both at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women s Hospital as well as the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Minguez-Alarcon s research focuses on identifying chemical and non-chemical stressors of human fertility, reproductive and cardiometabolic health. She is also evaluating fertility measures as predictors of long-term health. As an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist, she is primarily working in the EARTH Study, a prospective cohort study of subfertile couples at the MGH fertility center in Boston. She is also an active collaborator in the Russian Children s Study, PEACE Study, Project Viva, NHS2, NHS3 and VDAART. Dr. Mínguez-Alarcón is the PI of the recently NIH funded Longitudinal Investigation of Health and Diseases after Infertility (LIHDI) Study, which will re-enroll former female EARTH participants to assess their health at midlife. She will prospectively explore chemical exposures during reproductive years in relation to long-term cardiovascular and metabolic health and whether fertility measures mediate the associations. She is also the PI of another NIH R01 that will evaluate paternal pesticide exposure in relation to couple s pregnancy outcomes and associations with sperm and leukocyte epigenome. She brings her expertise to the Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) journal as an Associate Editor and serves as a grant reviewer for several national and international institutions, including NIH.

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