Jane Hoppin, ScD
Department of Biological Sciences
Campus Box 7633
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7633
I am an environmental epidemiologist interested in how the environment affects our health, with particular focus on how to characterize the relevant exposure. I joined the faculty of NC State in August 2013 as part of the Chancellor’s Faculty of Excellence Program hires in Environmental Health Sciences. Before that, I was a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for almost 15 years involved in the Agricultural Health Study, a prospective cohort study of ~60,000 farmers and 32,000 spouses from Iowa and North Carolina. Currently I’m studying how pesticides and phthalates influence respiratory and allergic disease in a number of populations. I am also interested in how to digest epidemiologic findings to better understand mechanisms of disease from environmental exposures.
At NC State, I am the deputy director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment and a faculty fellow in the Genetic Engineering and Society Center working on a project regarding what is known about the human health effects of genetically-modified foods. I have adjunct appointments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Department of Epidemiology and at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.
I received my BS in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California, Davis and my masters and doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health and Epidemiology. After a brief post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard, I joined the faculty of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University before coming to NIEHS in 1999.
Among my professional activities, I serve as an Associate Editor at Environmental Health Perspectives and PLOS One and am a member of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, International Society of Exposure Science, and the American Thoracic Society.