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Megan N. Hall, ScD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Megan Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics.  She received her ScD in Epidemiology and Nutrition from Harvard University.  Dr. Hall’s research takes a broad view of the environment to include nutritional as well as other environmental exposures.  She is especially interested in the role of nutrition in the development of non-communicable diseases and in how specific nutrient intake levels may alleviate or exacerbate the adverse health effects of other environmental exposures (such as heavy metals).  For example, she has studied nutritional influences on arsenic detoxification in Bangladesh, where there is widespread exposure to naturally occurring arsenic (a known human carcinogen) through drinking water.  Utilizing both observational and intervention studies, Dr. Hall aims to identify low-cost, low risk interventions that will improve the health of populations with a heavy burden of exposure to environmental toxins and/or suboptimal nutrient intake.    

Courses Taught:

  • EOHS 5200: Issues in Environmental Health 
  • BIOS 5204: Statistical Computing