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Megan E Romano, PhD

Title(s)
Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Department(s)
Epidemiology

Education
University of Washington, PhD 2013
Boston University, MPH 2007
Allegheny College, BS 2004

Websites
https://www.romanolabepidemiology.org/

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Contact Information

Office: Williamson 758
Phone: 603-646-5495
Email: Megan.E.Romano@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests

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.

Grant Information

R21 ES032187, NIEHS: Chen & Romano (multi-PI)
P20 GM104416, NIGMS: Karagas (PI) ; Role: Project Leader
Project 2018-2539, NIH/NIEHS (CHEAR/HHEAR): Romano(PI)

Courses Taught

QBS 131/BIOL 073 Foundations of Epidemiology II: Theory and Methods


Selected Publications

 

Considerations and challenges in support of science and communication of fish consumption advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Petali JM, Pulster EL, McCarthy C, Pickard HM, Sunderland EM, Bangma J, Carignan CC, Robuck A, Crawford KA, Romano ME, Lohmann R, von Stackelburg K
Integr Environ Assess Manag. 2024 May 16; doi: 10.1002/ieam.4947. Epub 2024 May 16.
PMID: 38752651

Association of diet with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in plasma and human milk in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.
Wang Y, Gui J, Howe CG, Emond JA, Criswell RL, Gallagher LG, Huset CA, Peterson LA, Botelho JC, Calafat AM, Christensen B, Karagas MR, Romano ME
Sci Total Environ. 2024 Jul 10;933:173157. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.173157. Epub 2024 May 11.
PMID: 38740209

Metal mixture exposures and serum lipid levels in childhood: the Rhea mother-child cohort in Greece.
Yim G, Margetaki K, Romano ME, Kippler M, Vafeiadi M, Roumeliotaki T, Bempi V, Farzan SF, Chatzi L, Howe CG
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2024 May 2; doi: 10.1038/s41370-024-00674-x. Epub 2024 May 2.
PMID: 38698271

Associations of Perinatal Metal and Metalloid Exposures with Early Child Behavioral Development Over Time in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study.
Bauer JA, Romano ME, Jackson BP, Bellinger D, Korrick S, Karagas MR
Expo Health. 2024 Feb;16(1):135-148. doi: 10.1007/s12403-023-00543-2. Epub 2023 Mar 22.
PMID: 38694196

Erratum: "Associations of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardant Exposures during Pregnancy with Gestational Duration and Fetal Growth: The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program".
Oh J, Buckley JP, Li X, Gachigi KK, Kannan K, Lyu W, Ames JL, Barrett ES, Bastain TM, Breton CV, Buss C, Croen LA, Dunlop AL, Ferrara A, Ghassabian A, Herbstman JB, Hernandez-Castro I, Hertz-Picciotto I, Kahn LG, Karagas MR, Kuiper JR, McEvoy CT, Meeker JD, Morello-Frosch R, Padula AM, Romano ME, Sathyanarayana S, Schantz S, Schmidt RJ, Simhan H, Starling AP, Tylavsky FA, Volk HE, Woodruff TJ, Zhu Y, Bennett DH, and program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes
Environ Health Perspect. 2024 Apr;132(4):49003. doi: 10.1289/EHP14968. Epub 2024 Apr 10.
PMID: 38598327

Plasma per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance mixtures during pregnancy and duration of breastfeeding in the New Hampshire birth cohort study.
Romano ME, Gallagher LG, Price G, Crawford KA, Criswell R, Baker E, Botelho JC, Calafat AM, Karagas MR
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2024 May;258:114359. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2024.114359. Epub 2024 Mar 22.
PMID: 38521049

Prenatal phthalate exposure and adverse birth outcomes in the USA: a prospective analysis of births and estimates of attributable burden and costs.
Trasande L, Nelson ME, Alshawabkeh A, Barrett ES, Buckley JP, Dabelea D, Dunlop AL, Herbstman JB, Meeker JD, Naidu M, Newschaffer C, Padula AM, Romano ME, Ruden DM, Sathyanarayana S, Schantz SL, Starling AP, Hamra GB, programme collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes
Lancet Planet Health. 2024 Feb;8(2):e74-e85. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00270-X.
PMID: 38331533

Associations of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardant Exposures during Pregnancy with Gestational Duration and Fetal Growth: The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.
Oh J, Buckley JP, Li X, Gachigi KK, Kannan K, Lyu W, Ames JL, Barrett ES, Bastain TM, Breton CV, Buss C, Croen LA, Dunlop AL, Ferrara A, Ghassabian A, Herbstman JB, Hernandez-Castro I, Hertz-Picciotto I, Kahn LG, Karagas MR, Kuiper JR, McEvoy CT, Meeker JD, Morello-Frosch R, Padula AM, Romano ME, Sathyanarayana S, Schantz S, Schmidt RJ, Simhan H, Starling AP, Tylavsky FA, Volk HE, Woodruff TJ, Zhu Y, Bennett DH, program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes
Environ Health Perspect. 2024 Jan;132(1):17004. doi: 10.1289/EHP13182. Epub 2024 Jan 24.
PMID: 38262621

Conceptualizing the Role of the Microbiome as a Mediator and Modifier in Environmental Health Studies: A Scoping Review of Studies of Triclosan and the Microbiome.
Laue HE, Gilmour AJ, Tirado VM, Romano ME
Curr Environ Health Rep. 2024 Mar;11(1):30-38. doi: 10.1007/s40572-024-00428-9. Epub 2024 Jan 13.
PMID: 38217674

Prenatal Phenol and Paraben Exposures and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Prospective Analysis of U.S. Births.
Trasande L, Nelson ME, Alshawabkeh A, Barrett ES, Buckley JP, Dabelea D, Dunlop AL, Herbstman JB, Meeker JD, Naidu M, Newschaffer C, Padula AM, Romano ME, Ruden DM, Sathyanarayana S, Schantz SL, Starling AP, Etzel T, Hamra GB, collaborators in the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes Program
Environ Int. 2024 Jan;183:108378. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2023.108378. Epub 2023 Dec 12.
PMID: 38181479

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