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Faculty Research Interests

The Buckley Research Group


Jessie Buckley’s overarching goal is to conduct innovative and high impact epidemiologic research to inform environmental policies targeted at improving children’s health. Her work incorporates molecular epidemiology and modern statistical approaches to produce robust evidence for exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology. Specifically, Buckley’s Research Group focuses on characterizing chemical exposures during pregnancy and early life and determining their effects on child growth and development.   

General research interests include:

  • Exposure assessment of emerging chemicals 
  • Impacts of early life chemical exposures on child health
  • Statistical methods development for environmental epidemiology, including assessing health effects of exposure mixtures and identifying susceptible periods

Buckley is an environmental, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiologist and a recipient of an NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award. She earned her MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health from the George Washington University and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the faculty in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering in 2016 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.

Buckley advises students, teaches courses, and gives lectures as part of the PhD track in Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology (ESEE).  

Research Projects


Jessie Buckley, PhD

Jessie Buckley