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Dr. Carignan has conducted biomonitoring and health studies for a wide range of populations including infertile couples, pregnant women, infants, new mothers, office workers, gymnasts, and communities exposed to contaminated drinking water. This research has contributed to public health interventions aimed at reducing exposures to flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances, and arsenic. Broad implications of her work are the importance of considering multiple exposures, preconception as a sensitive window of development, and the need for improved strategies to avoid regrettable substitution.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program
Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Developmental Disabilities Program
Environmental Science and Policy Program


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:

Member, International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment, 2013−present
Founder, Gymnast Flame Retardant Collaborative, 2013−present
Member, International Society of Exposure Science, 2006−present
Co-organizer, Complex Mixtures Working Group, 2015−2017
Board of Directors, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, NAC, 2015−2017