Courtney Carignan

Courtney Carignan

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Assistant Professor
Center for Research on Ingredient Safety




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


PhD, Boston University School of Public Health, Environmental Health
BS, Rutgers University, Biological Sciences

Instructional Activities

FSC 843 – Exposure Science and Epidemiology

Professional Positions

Postdoc, Harvard University School of Public Health
Postdoc, Dartmouth College

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.

Engagement and Outreach

PFAS Exchange

Raponi, I., Brown, P., & Cordner, A. (2021, July 13). Improved medical screening in PFAS-impacted communities to identify early disease. EHN.

Dewitt, J., Brown, P., Carignan, C., Kasper, S., Schaider, L., Osimo, C., & Fitzstevens, M. (2021, March 8). Op-ed: PFAS chemicals—the other immune system threat. EHN.


View Dr. Carignan's Publications: National Center of Biotechnology Information Collections