Biography

Ms. Kathleen Chen is an Associate Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences with a Certificate in Molecular Epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2021. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan in 2019. Her research and academic experiences have centered on molecular biology, epidemiology, risk assessment, toxicology, and data analysis.

For her master’s capstone project, Ms. Chen conducted a comprehensive literature review collating the qualitative and quantitative health benefits of installing green roofs and urban green spaces in developing urban regions. Over the course of her graduate career, she also conducted research on determining windows of susceptibility for neurodevelopmental gene expression in the perinatal period upon exposure to air pollution. Her prior undergraduate research experience also includes early life exposure work in which she analyzed the impact of perinatal phthalate exposure on metabolic gene methylation.

Since joining Cardno ChemRisk, Ms. Chen has provided litigation support related to various occupational and environmental exposures such as asbestos and talc. In addition, she has also been involved in epidemiological projects assessing exposure to e-cigarettes, nicotine, and alcohol and resultant health endpoints.

Education

  • MPH, Environmental Health Sciences – Molecular Epidemiology, Columbia University, 2021
  • BS, Biomolecular Science, University of Michigan, 2019

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (Inducted 2021)
  • Joseph H. Graziano Award for Academic Excellence in Environmental Health Sciences (April 2021)