Dr. Kupsco is an environmental toxicologist and epidemiologist whose work spans from the wet lab to data analysis. With a background in aquatic toxicology, she completed a postdoc under Dr. Andrea Baccarelli at Columbia University where she acquired training in environmental epidemiology and biomarkers of human population studies. Today, Dr. Kupsco's wet lab centers around the development and optimization of novel omics biomarkers for environmental health studies, including small noncoding RNAs, RNA modifications, mitochondria, and DNA methylation. In collaboration with several birth cohorts, her work seeks to address the role of epigenetic biomarkers in prenatal determinants of children's health. Her data analyses focus primarily on investigating associations between environmental mixtures and childhood cardiometabolic phenotypes, including metals, flame-retardants, and plasticizers. Dr. Kupsco's ultimate goal is to better understand the molecular basis of children's environmental health to advance early detection and prevention of environmental disease.
Areas of Expertise
Child Health and Development, Environmental Epidemiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicity of Heavy Metals, Epigenetics