Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS
Professor | Epidemiology ChairPreventive Medicine and Environmental Health Interim Chair
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 212G
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.562.2119



Post Doctoral Fellowship

NIEHS T32 training program, Molecular Epidemiology in Children’s Environmental Health

University of Cincinnati


DrPH, Environmental Health Sciences

University of Michigan


MS, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology

University of Cincinnati


BS, Biology and Secondary Science Education

Wilmington College



Dr. Erin Haynes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology with joint appointments in the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Abner joined the College as an assistant professor in 2013. She is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Abner is currently an MPI or co-investigator on multiple NIH-funded grants, including the NIH/NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where she is the Co-Leader of the Data Management and Statistics Core. Her current research is focused on assessing how medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes are related to cognitive impairment and neuropathology. Dr. Abner teaches primarily graduate-level methods courses for the Department of Epidemiology, including Advanced Research Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Introduction to Causal Inference.

Research Interests:
  • Community-engaged environmental health research.
  • Neurodevelopmental effects of pediatric metal exposure.
  • Environmental health in Appalachia
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