Molly Kile, Sc.D.

Molly Kile, Sc.D.


Office: 541-737-1443

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 15

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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I am an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to early life exposure to chemical contaminants. I am also interested in identifying social and host factors (e.g. genetics, epigenetics, and microbiome) that can mediate these exposure-response relationships. A large portion of my research involves biomonitoring to assess personal exposure to chemical contaminants at different life stages. In addition to conducting studies that inform risk assessment and environmental policy, I also engage in community-based health research that engages communities in environmental health research in order to identify control measures that are acceptable to the impacted community. Currently, I am working on a prospective birth cohort in Bangladesh examining the effect of early life exposure to metals on children’s health outcomes including reproductive health outcomes, immunological functioning, and neurocognitive behavior. I am also working with Native American Tribes to investigate air quality and chemical contamination in First Foods. I am helping to develop a new study in Oregon that will investigate the association between flame retardant chemical exposure and children’s neurocognitive and behavioral outcomes. Finally, I am helping to develop and assess well water safety programming that will motivate homeowners to mitigate environmental hazards detected in their home’s well water.


Dr Molly Kile received her doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health. She continued her postdoctoral training at Harvard in molecular epidemiology



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