Brenda Eskenazi

Ana V. Diez Roux 

Brenda Eskenazi, PhD directs the Center for Environmental Research and Community Health (CERCH, cerch.berkeley.edu) at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. She is the Distinguished Jennifer and Brian Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology. Dr. Eskenazi is a neuropsychologist and epidemiologist whose long-standing research interest has been the effects of numerous environmental exposures on human reproduction (both male and female) and child development.  Her work has a community-based participatory research focus. Dr. Eskenazi has been instrumental in illustrating the health conditions of Latino farmworker families through the long-standing CHAMACOS project. She has conducted, collaborated, or advised on birth cohort studies in almost every continent. Professor Eskenazi is a member of the Collegium Ramazzini, Project Tendr (advocating to safeguard neurodevelopment of children from environmental harm), and HEED (advocating for the reduction in the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals). Among other honors, Professor Eskenazi was awarded the 2012 John R. Goldsmith award from ISEE and this year, the Child Health Advocate in Science Award from Children’s Environmental Health Network.