Erin Haynes, DrPH, MS
Professor | Epidemiology Chair | Interim PMEH 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 professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and interim chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health. She is also interim deputy director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (CARES) and an associate director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). Her current research, funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (corresponding principal investigator, R01ES02644601), focuses on the impact of environmental neurotoxicant exposure in rural adolescents, and development and validation of a real-time lab-on-a-chip sensor for blood metals detection (R21/R33ES024717-02 and R01ES022933). The sensor will be validated in Southeast Chicago with a collaborator from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Haynes is particularly interested in working with community members to address environmental health issues, and developing citizen science tools to enable environmental health research. She also serves on the NIH/NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences study section, and as Academic Counselor for the International Society for Exposure Science, and as senior associate editor of the Journal of Appalachian Health.


Communities Actively Researching Exposure Study (CARES) >>

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