Julia Anglen Bauer, PhD

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health, Environmental Health, 2020
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 2015
BS and BA, Colorado State University, Biomedical Sciences and Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr. Julia Bauer’s research focuses on exposure to environmental chemicals and their impact on the nervous system in children and adults. Before her doctoral training, Dr. Bauer worked as a research scientist for the American Dental Association’s Science Research Institute where she assessed a variety of occupational exposures and investigated associations of occupational mercury exposure and neurological disease in dentists. During her doctoral training, Dr. Bauer was the PI of an NIEHS National Research Service Award (NRSA) to study novel techniques for assessing manganese exposure and children's neurodevelopment, in international (Italy) and local Massachusetts populations. Novel techniques included animal-human translation neurobehavioral tasks, baby teeth as bioindicators of metal exposures and biostatistical mixtures methods. In her postdoctoral work, she is extending her research to develop novel approaches to statistically model neurobehavioral outcomes and to investigate associations between 1) metals measured in baby teeth, water, and neurodevelopmental outcomes, 2) organic chemicals measured in silicone wristbands and birth anthropometry outcomes, and 3) infant diet and metal biomarkers; all within the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.