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Research Interests

Environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology,  epidemiologic methods, systematic reviews, biomarkers, arsenic, cadmium, lead, metals, secondhand smoke, tobacco, smoke-free environments, air pollution, diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease

Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Granada
National School of Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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

In addition to epidemiologic studies evaluating the adverse health effects of environmental exposures, Dr. Navas-Acien conducts resarch in support of progressive policies that reduce involuntary exposure to environmental toxicants.

Honors & Awards

2013-2014 and 2008-2009 Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Awards (AMTRA)

2010 Delta Omega Honor Society

2005 Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University

2002-2004 Fulbright Scholar 

2001-2002 Dyar Memorial Award Fund

Select Publications

  • See Dr. Navas-Acien's publications in Pubmed

  • See Dr. Navas-Acien's publications in Google Scholar



SHS Exposure in Bar and Nightclub Employees
SHS Exposure in Public Places in Latin America
Spring Valley Public Health Scoping Study
Arsenic Exposure, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Native Americans
Dr. Navas-Acien's Research Page:
Arsenic and other metals: association with cytokine dysregulation and risk of hepatitis E infection in pregnant women
Arsenic, Epigenetics and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in American Indian
Arsenic and immune response to influenza vaccination in pregnant women and newborns