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Wolff Mary S.

E-mail: mary.wolff@mssm.edu

Mary S. Wolff, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine as well as the Department of Oncological Science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY where she is Director of the Division of Environmental Health Science and Acting Director of the Division of Epidemiology. She holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry and her research interests center around application of biological markers to determine exposures of humans to chemicals that occur in the environment. She has published widely on exposure assessment topics including air pollutants, lead, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides and halogenated hydrocarbons. She has investigated breast cancer risk associated with environmental exposures and the genetic determinants of these risks. More recently, the emphasis of her research has shifted to childhood exposures and health risks. Dr. Wolff is Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research, an NIH/EPA-funded multidisciplinary research program to study urban exposures and infant development as well as the environmental and genetic risks for early puberty. Other current research includes a cohort of women who were exposed to chemicals and traumatic events at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001; they and their children are now in the third year of follow-up. Dr. Wolff hopes in these studies to address the importance of environment and individual susceptibility, both from genetics and the built environment and in racial/ethnic disparities in health.

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