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Ana Navas-Acien, MD

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Office W7513D
Baltimore , Maryland   21205

410 - 502 4267
410 - 955 1811

Personal website :

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MD , University of Granada , 1996
PhD , National School of Health


Ana Navas-Acien is a physician-epidemiologist with a specialty in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and with a long-term interest in the health consequences of widespread environmental exposures. Based on an epidemiologic approach, her research investigates chronic health effects of arsenic, selenium, lead, cadmium and other trace metals.

Given the paucity of epidemiologic data at low/moderate levels, the possible biological basis, and the controversy for current environmental standards, this challenging area of research is potentially relevant for public health. For exposures with large epidemiologic evidence of the adverse health effects, such as secondhand smoke, her interest is to conduct research in support of progressive policies to reduce involuntary exposure to environmental toxins.

Honors and Awards

2010 Delta Omega Honor Society

2008-2009 Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA)

2005 Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University

2002-2004 Fulbright Scholar 

2001-2002 Dyar Memorial Award Fund

Environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, systematic reviews, biomarkers, arsenic, heavy metals, secondhand smoke, tobacco, smoke-free environments


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