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Courtney Carignan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Trout Building
469 Wilson Rd, Rm. 323
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA


Dr. Carignan is an exposure scientist and environmental epidemiologist whose research helps protect reproductive and child health by investigating exposure to contaminants in food, water, consumer and personal care products. She conducts biomonitoring and health studies for a wide range of populations, including preconception and birth cohorts as well as communities exposed to contaminated drinking water. Her research has contributed to public health interventions aimed at reducing exposures to flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and arsenic.


My NBCI Collections


Extramural Paper of the Month (2017)
Pioneer Under 40 in Environmental Public Health (2017)
Champion of Toxics Use Reduction (2016, 2017)
Environmental Health Perspectives Article of the Month (2015)
Katherine Skinner Memorial Prize for Commitment to the Study of Women’s Health Issues (2013)


Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2014-2017)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Dartmouth College (2013-2014)

PhD Environmental Health
Boston University School of Public Health (2013)

B.S. Biological Sciences
Rutgers University (2004)

Selected Professional Activities:

Chair, Mentoring Committee for the International Society of Exposure Science, 2018−present
Organizing Committee, National Conference on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, 2016−present
Board of Directors, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, NAC, 2015−2017
Founder, Gymnast Flame Retardant Collaborative, 2013−present

At Michigan State:
Environmental Science and Policy Program
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program
Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Developmental Disabilities Program