Megan E Romano, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
University of Washington, PhD 2013
Boston University, MPH 2007
Allegheny College, BS 2004
Office: Williamson 758
Dr. Romano's research explores the influence of exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the sensitive windows of pregnancy and gestation on pregnancy complications, maternal and infant hormones, breastfeeding, infant feeding behaviors, and early life growth. Her research is primarily focused on the effects of EDCs commonly found in consumer products in the United States, including bisphenol A, phthalates, perfluoroalkyl substances, parabens, and flame retardants. Dr. Romano also works with local and regional stakeholders to address community concerns related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination in New England.
R21 ES032187, NIEHS: Chen & Romano (multi-PI)
P20 GM104416, NIGMS: Karagas (PI) ; Role: Project Leader
Project 2018-2539, NIH/NIEHS (CHEAR/HHEAR): Romano(PI)
QBS 131/BIOL 073 Foundations of Epidemiology II: Theory and Methods
Pancreatic acinar metaplasia at the gastroesophageal junction is associated with protective effect against intestinal metaplasia in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Plasma concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in pregnancy and breastfeeding duration in Project Viva.
Associations of Gestational Perfluoroalkyl Substances Exposure with Early Childhood BMI z-Scores and Risk of Overweight/Obesity: Results from the ECHO Cohorts.
Predictors of Breastfeeding Duration in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Mixture during Pregnancy and Postpartum Weight Retention in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (NHBCS).
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Breastfeeding as a Vulnerable Function: A Systematic Review of Epidemiological Studies.
Metals and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances mixtures and birth outcomes in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study: Beyond single-class mixture approaches.
Birth Outcomes in Relation to Prenatal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Stress in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.
Early-life exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and infant gut microbial composition.
Characterizing changes in behaviors associated with chemical exposures during the COVID-19 pandemic.