Erin Bell, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health where she also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Bell received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Her research interests include examining environmental and occupational exposures and their association with reproductive outcomes and child development. Dr. Bell currently serves as Co-PI of the New York Center for the NBDPS where she leads the interview team.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in learning whether environmental exposures during pregnancy play a role in the health and development of babies.
What is most rewarding about working for the NBDPS?
Having grown up in New York State, I am pleased that my research allows me to work with families in New York to help us learn how to prevent birth defects.
What are your major interests outside of work?
I enjoy reading and going to basketball games with my family.
What is the one thing in your life that has made the biggest impact on you?
As a mother, I have had the privilege of learning from my children and it has brought a much larger perspective to my work.