Dr. Germaine M. Buck Louis is a Senior Investigator and Director of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), at the National Institutes of Health. Her research interests primarily focus on the interplay between environmental chemicals and lifestyle on human reproduction and development. She is currently the principal investigator for the LIFE Study, ENDO Study and NICHD Fetal Growth Studies. Dr. Buck Louis is an active member of several epidemiologic societies, including her service as Secretary then President of the Society of Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiologic Research and later as President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. She also has served as a board member for the American College of Epidemiology and the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, and on numerous advisory committees and panels for The National Academies, Pan American Health Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and World Health Organization. She is a co-editor of the textbook entitled “Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology.” Prior to joining NICHD in 2000, Dr. Buck Louis was a tenured professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she taught in both the graduate and medical school curricula, and led research focusing on the impact of environmental influences on human reproduction and development. She has published numerous papers and is the recipient of many awards.
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