ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Environmental Health, 2019
SM, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Environmental Health, 2015
BA, American University, Environmental Studies, 2012
Dr. Hannah Laue's primary research interest is how environmental chemicals affect the neonatal/pediatric gut microbiome and subsequent health impacts, particularly impaired neurodevelopment. During her doctoral degree, Dr. Laue assisted in developing a successful NIH grant to examine the effects of flame retardants on cognitive development, with the microbiome as a hypothesized mechanism. Using preliminary data from this grant she explored the association of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls with the gut microbiome. Dr. Laue also employed novel statistical techniques to model the association between environmental metal mixtures and childhood neurodevelopment. In her postdoctoral work, she is building on these past projects to explore how exposure mixtures interact to alter the infant gut microbiome, and how the microbiome can in turn affect social and cognitive development in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.