Anna Smith


Anna is a PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, emphasizing in Computational and Genomic Biology. She is advised by Dr. Andres Cardenas and Dr. Nina Holland. She previously received a MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2019 and a BS in Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis in 2016. Her research focuses on using novel machine learning techniques and causal inference methods to examine the molecular mechanisms by which cumulative exposures during critical periods of development promote chronic disease later in life. She is currently examining the effect of prenatal exposure to mixtures of metals on biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation at birth and subsequent development of metabolic disease during childhood.