Core Faculty
Environmental Challenges

Aisha S. Dickerson, PhD

Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health

Aisha Dickerson is a Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health in Environmental Challenges in the Department of Epidemiology. An environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Dickerson’s primary research interests are in environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and dementia.

Her research focuses on evaluating combined environmental and occupational exposures to metals and subsequent individual and transgenerational outcomes. She also investigates the influence of disparities in autism assessment and service provision along with environmental injustice in underserved communities.

Dr. Dickerson completed a year of postdoctoral training in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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