Courtney Carignan

Courtney Carignan

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Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition



Research Interests

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.

Please visit Dr. Carignan's lab website for more information.

Instructional Activities

FSC 843 – Exposure Science and Epidemiology

Educational Background

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

BS, Rutgers University (Biological Sciences)

Professional Positions

NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology

Harvard University School of Public Health

Department of Environmental Health

Environment and Reproductive Health Study


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dartmouth College

Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center

New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study


NRSA Graduate Research Fellow in Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings

Department of Environmental Health

Boston University School of Public Health

Flame Retardant Exposure Study


Associate Risk Assessor

Risk Assessment Division

Tetra Tech EC Inc


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