Candace Alma Robledo, MPH, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the NIH Intramural Research Training Award program. She completed her Master’s in Public Health at Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, School of Rural Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology and on rural and underserved populations. She completed her doctoral training in Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma HSC, College of Public Health. The focus of her dissertation work was assessing associations between environmental chemical exposures, diagnosis of gestational diabetes and blood glucose levels during pregnancy. Dr. Robledo’s primary research interests are in perinatal and reproductive epidemiology. As a postdoctoral fellow with the NIH she continues to explore the relationship between environmental chemical exposures during pregnancy and subsequent risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, in addition to its effects on fetal growth and development.