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Ritz Beate

E-mail: britz@ucla.edu

Beate Ritz, MD, Ph.D., is a Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health and holds co-appointments in Environmental Health Sciences and Neurology at UCLA; she is a Center for Occupational and Environmental Health faculty, and a member of the NIEHS-UCLA-USC Environmental Health Science Center, and co-director of the NIEHS-funded UCLA Center for Gene-Environment Studies of Parkinsonís disease. Her primary research interests are the effects of occupational and environmental toxins such as pesticides, ionizing radiation, and air pollution on chronic diseases including neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinsonís disease), cancers, and adverse birth outcomes. She currently studies the effects of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes and asthma in children in Southern California and investigates the long-term effects of pesticide exposures on Parkinsonís disease and cancers.

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