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Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS is the Kurt W. Deuschle Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. She is director of the UK Center for the Environment and deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK- CARES). 

Dr. Haynes is a community-engaged environmental health scientist who has forged multidisciplinary research teams to investigate community-identified exposure issues. Her research expertise is pediatric manganese exposure but is also working to address community concerns about potential exposures related to oil and gas, hazardous waste incineration, and landfills. 

Dr. Haynes received a Master of Science in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and a Doctorate in Public Health in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Dr. Haynes' Curriculum Vitae

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  • 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

Research Interests

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

In the News

CPH researcher seeks community participation for Bristol landfill study 

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Dr. Erin Haynes Conducts Health Tracking Study in East Palestine

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health launched a health tracking study led by Dr. Erin Haynes, the Kurt W.