Maya Deyssenroth

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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Maya Deyssenroth is a molecular epidemiologist with a focus on studying pathways through which the placenta conveys intrauterine exposures on postnatal health outcomes.  Within this research scope, Dr. Deyssenroth incorporates biostatistical and bioinformatic tools to evaluate multi-pollutant exposures and high dimensional genomic profiles to elucidate signatures reflective of early life programming of health and disease.

Office Location: 630 West 168th Street, VP&S Room 16-421D

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Administrative Titles

  • Member, Columbia Center for Environmental Health and Justice in Northern Manhattan

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 2005 Rutgers University
  • MA, 2007 Columbia University
  • DrPH, 2014 Columbia University


Research Interests

  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Genetics
  • Maternal and Reproductive Health

Selected Publications

Deyssenroth MA, Rosa MJ, Eliot MN, Kelsey KT, Kloog I, Schwartz JD, Wellenius GA, Peng S, Hao K, Marsit CJ, Chen J. "Placental gene networks at the interface between maternal PM2.5 exposure early in gestation and reduced infant birthweight." Environ Res: 199. 111342, 2021.

Kappil (Deyssenroth) MA, Green BB, Armstrong DA, Sharp AJ, Lambertini L, Marsit CJ, Chen J. "Placental Expression Profile of Imprinted Genes Impacts Birth Weight." Epigenetics: 10 (9). 842-9, 2015

Deyssenroth MA, Peng S, Hao K, Lambertini L, Marsit CJ, Chen J. "Whole-transcriptome analysis delineates the human placenta gene network and its associations with fetal growth." BMC Genomics: 18(1).520, 2017

Deyssenroth MA, Gennings C, Liu SH, Peng S, Hao K, Lambertini L, Jackson BJ, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ, Chen J. "Intrauterine multi-metal exposure is associated with reduced fetal growth through modulation of the placental gene network." Environ Int:120.373-381, 2018

Deyssenroth MA, Marsit CJ, Chen J, Lambertini L. "In-depth Characterization of the placental imprintome reveals novel differentially methylated regions across birth weight categories." Epigenetics: 15(1-2). 47-60, 2020

Deyssenroth MA, Colicino E, Curtin P, Niedzwiecki MM, Mazzella M, Sumner SJ, Gao S, Su L, Diao N, Mostofo G, Qamruzzaman Q, Pathmasiri W, Christiani DC, Fennell T, Gennings C. "Quantitative methods for metabolomics analyses evaluated in the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR)." J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol:30(1).16-27, 2020