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Sara
N.
Lupolt
,
PhD

Assistant Scientist

Sara Lupolt, PhD '21, MPH, works to improve the art and practice of exposure assessment while tackling a wide variety of environmental health and food system challenges.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe St. , Room E7632
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

exposure science; food systems; risk assessment; risk science; public health; occupational health; lead; metals; exposure factors; soil; urban agriculture; agriculture; agricultural workers; biosolids; regulatory policy; chemical residues in food; drinking water; policy; TSCA; environmental justice; chemicals; toxics;

Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2021
MPH
Milken Institute School of Public Health
2015
BA
Franklin & Marshall College
2011
Overview

As an exposure scientist, my research seeks to bring a critical and constructive eye to improve the art and practice of exposure assessment to tackle a wide variety of wicked environmental health and food system challenges. My dissertation and postdoctoral research focused on developing innovative methods for estimating exposure to soil among agricultural workers (dissertation) and children (postdoctoral).

Honors & Awards

CHARMED Center Career Mentoring Award, Department of Environmental Health & Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2023

Doctoral Student Excellence in Baltimore Public Health Practice Award, Johns Hopkins Office of Public Health Practice and Training, 2021

CLF-Lerner Fellowship, Center for a Livable Future, 2016-2021

Select Publications

Most recent publications

  • Lupolt SN, Agnew J, Burke TA, Kennedy RD, Nachman KE. Key considerations for assessing soil ingestion exposures among agricultural workers. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41370-021-00339-z

  • Lupolt SN, Santo RE, Kim, BF, Green CE, Codling EE, Rule A, Chen R, Scheckel K, Strauss M, Cocke A, Little N, Rupp V, Viqueira R, Illuminati J, Epp Schmidt A, Nachman KE. 2021. The Safe Urban Harvests study: A community-driven cross-sectional assessment of metals in soil, irrigation water, and produce from urban farms and gardens in Baltimore, MD. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP9431

  • Lupolt SN, Santo RE, Kim BF, Burke TA, Nachman KE. Urban soil safety policies: the next frontier for mitigating lead exposures and promoting sustainable food production. GeoHealth. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GH000615.

  • Lupolt SN, Agnew J, Ramachandran G, Burke TA, Kennedy RD, Nachman KE. A qualitative characterization of meso-activity fators to estimate soil exposure for agricultural workers. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2022. https//doi.org/10.1038/s41370-022-00484-z.