Christine Austin, PhD Email Christine Austin
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
Dr. Christine Austin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research and the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, a P30 Core Center of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
As Head of Chemical Mapping at the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory at Mount Sinai, Dr. Austin is developing novel analytical techniques to reconstruct environmental exposures during the prenatal and early childhood periods using spatially mapped biomarkers in baby teeth. Research projects include developing biomarkers of exposure to metals, chemicals, diet and stress, in diverse matrices such as teeth, hair and placenta, where biomarker distribution can provide important information.
Dr. Austin won a 2017 career development grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development within the NIH to study how breast milk and infant formula affect children’s lifelong health trajectories.
Dr. Austin began her postdoctoral work at the University of Sydney prior to joining Mount Sinai. She has held visiting scientist positions at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Sydney. She received her PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia.
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Dr.Austin did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2019 and/or 2020: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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