Dana Goin, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
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Dana Goin is an epidemiologist with research interests in reproductive and perinatal health outcomes. She received a MA in Biostatistics and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco at the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. Her current work focuses on environmental exposures, particularly water contaminants, and indicators of social and economic hardship to better understand their joint and independent effects on reproductive health outcomes. She is also an applied methodologist who identifies and evaluates the limitations of study design and analysis approaches with the goals of better understanding and preventing threats to causal inference, which is notoriously challenging when studying the pregnancy period.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, 2011 University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, 2017 University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, 2019 University of California, Berkeley


Research Interests

  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Community Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Reproductive Health

Selected Publications

Goin DE, Riddell CA. Comparing Two-way Fixed Effects and New Estimators for Difference-in-Differences: A Simulation Study and Empirical Example. Epidemiology. 2023 Jul 1;34(4):535-43.

Goin DE, Sudat S, Riddell C, Morello-Frosch R, Apte JS, Glymour MM, Karasek D, Casey JA. Hyperlocalized measures of air pollution and preeclampsia in Oakland, California. Environmental science & technology. 2021 Oct 14;55(21):14710-9.

Goin DE, Casey JA, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Cushing LJ, Morello-Frosch R. Environmental hazards, social inequality, and fetal loss: implications of live-birth bias for estimation of disparities in birth outcomes. Environmental Epidemiology. 2021 Apr 1;5(2):e131.

Goin DE, Izano MA, Eick SM, Padula AM, DeMicco E, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. Maternal experience of multiple hardships and fetal growth: extending environmental mixtures methodology to social exposures. Epidemiology. 2021 Jan 1;32(1):18-26.

Goin DE, Rudolph KE, Gomez AM, Ahern J. Mediation of firearm violence and preterm birth by pregnancy complications and health behaviors: addressing structural and postexposure confounding. American journal of epidemiology. 2020 Aug 1;189(8):820-31.