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Alison P Sanders, PhD

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Dr. Alison Sanders is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also serves as Director of the Environmental Nephrotoxicology Laboratory which conducts research on the effects of perinatal exposures on maternal and child renal health. Dr. Sanders is a member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research, the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, and the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute.

An environmental health engineer and molecular epidemiologist, Dr. Sanders has a unique skillset in perinatal epidemiology, geospatial statistics and environmental toxicology. Her research involves developing novel approaches to tackle complex research questions in kidney health and development, integrating research in chemical mixtures, the microbiome, epigenetics and perinatal health. Dr. Sanders’ work is supported by an NIEHS R00 Pathway to Independence Award entitled “Children’s exposure to metals, microRNAs and biomarkers of renal health”. 



BS, University of Virginia

MS, University of Wisconsin

PhD, University of North Carolina