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Assistant Scientist

Jordan Kuiper, PhD '19, uses epidemiologic and statistical methods to study health effects of early life environmental exposures and improve maternal and child well-being.

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Research Interests

sustainability; global environment; chemical exposures; clinical epidemiology; epidemiologic methods; environmental health; environmental epidemiology; biostatistics;
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
St. Cloud State University
As an environmental epidemiologist, I work on several projects related to early life chemical exposures and childhood health outcomes and development. I am trained in cell and molecular biology (with an emphasis on immunotoxicology), environmental health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. I use advanced statistical approaches to better assess and understand the complex mixture of exposures incurred throughout life. I am particularly interested in the intersection of industrial chemical exposures and clinical outcomes, especially among susceptible and vulnerable populations.

As a Co-Investigator for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center, I collaborate on several multi-cohort studies evaluating the impact of early life environmental chemical exposures on child health. Also, as a Co-Director of the Global Environmental Sustainability and Health (GESH) MPH concentration, I am dedicated to educating and mentoring our students as well as providing the foundation and skills for success after graduation.
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Teaching Recognition (multiple courses and terms)
Inducted into Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society – Alpha Chapter (2020)
Outstanding Thesis Nominee, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (2015)
Distinguished Thesis Award (2015)
Best Oral Presentation, Student Research Colloquium (2015)
Student Research Funding Award (2015)
Student Research Funding Award (2014)
Best Oral Presentation, Runner Up, Student Research Colloquium (2014)
Select Publications
Most recent, first author publications
  • Kuiper JR, O’Brien M, Ferguson KK, Buckley JP. 2021. Urinary specific gravity measures in the U.S. population: Implications for the adjustment of non-persistent chemical urinary biomarker data. Environ Int. [Epub Ahead of Print].doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106656.
  • Kuiper JR, Stapleton H, Wills-Karp M, Wang X, Burd I, Buckley JP. 2020. Predictors and reproducibility of urinary organophosphate ester metabolite concentrations during pregnancy and associations with birth outcomes in an urban population. Environmental Health, 19(1):55.
  • Kuiper JR, Hirsch AG, Bandeen-Roche K, Sundaresan AS, Tan BK, Kern RC, Schleimer RP, Schwartz, BS. 2020. A new approach to categorization of radiologic inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis. PLoS ONE, 15(6): e0235432.
  • Kuiper JR, Hirsch AG, Bandeen-Roche K, Sundaresan AS, Tan BK, Kern RC, Schleimer RP, Schwartz BS. 2019. Workplace indirect cost impacts of nasal and sinus symptoms and related conditions. JOEM, 61(8):e333-e339.
  • Kuiper JR, Hirsch AG, Bandeen-Roche K, Sundaresan AS, Tan BK, Schleimer RP, Kern RC, Stewart WF, Schwartz BS. 2018. Prevalence, severity, and risk factors for acute exacerbations of nasal and sinus symptoms by chronic rhinosinusitis status. Allergy, 73(6):1244-1253.