Robert O Wright, MD, MPH
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PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
Research Topics
Biostatistics, Epigenetics
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Neuroscience [NEU]
Dr. Robert Wright’s research focuses on environmental factors which influence child health and neurodevelopment. He is specifically interested in chemical mixtures and exposomic approaches to study neurodevelopment and reproductive health. His research combines state of the art research techniques in both environmental health, exposure science, and epigenetic epidemiology. As an interdisciplinary scientist, he bridges the communication gap between these fields and is leading the design and conduct of sophisticated epidemiologic research in children’s environmental health. He has been the PI of multiple NIH RO1’s (R01 ES013744, R01ES020268, R01ES021357, R01ES026033) supporting epidemiologic cohort studies in Mexico City. He is the director and founder of the Mount Sinai P30 Core Center in Transdisciplinary Environmental Health Research and the Mount Sinai CHEAR (Child Health Exposure Analysis Resource) Lab Hub. Before joining Mount Sinai he directed an NIH funded Superfund Program Project grant (P42 ES016454). He founded and leads the Senator Frank Lautenberg Laboratory in Environmental Health Sciences and the newly established Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research.

BS, University of Michigan-Dearborn

MD, University of Michigan

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Young Investigator Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Charlotte Promersberger Johnston Endowed Lectureship, Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Publications

Selected Publications

Host factors are associated with vaginal microbiome structure in pregnancy in the ECHO Cohort Consortium. Kimberly McKee, Christine M. Bassis, Jonathan Golob, Beatrice Palazzolo, Ananda Sen, Sarah S. Comstock, Christian Rosas-Salazar, Joseph B. Stanford, Thomas O’Connor, James E. Gern, Nigel Paneth, Anne L. Dunlop, P. Brian Smith, L. Kristin Newby, Linda Adair, Lisa P. Jacobson, Diane Catellier, Monica McGrath, Christian Douglas, Priya Duggal, Emily Knapp, Amii Kress, Courtney K. Blackwell, Maxwell A. Mansolf, Jin Shei Lai, Emily Ho, David Cella, Richard Gershon, Michelle L. Macy, Suman R. Das, Jane E. Freedman, Simon A. Mallal, John A. McLean, Ravi V. Shah, Meghan H. Shilts, Akram N. Alshawabkeh, Jose F. Cordero, John Meeker, Leonardo Trasande, Carlos A. Camargo, Kohei Hasegawa, Zhaozhong Zhu, Ashley F. Sullivan, Dana Dabelea, Wei Perng, Traci A. Bekelman, Greta Wilkening, Sheryl Magzamen, Brianna F. Moore, Anne P. Starling, Deborah J. Rinehart, Daphne Koinis Mitchell, Viren D’Sa, Sean C.L. Deoni, Hans Georg Mueller, Cristiane S. Duarte, Catherine Monk, Glorisa Canino, Jonathan Posner, Tenneill Murray, Claudia Lugo-Candelas, Anne L. Dunlop, Patricia A. Brennan, Christine Hockett, Amy Elliott, Assiamira Ferrara, Lisa A. Croen, Monique M. Hedderson, John Ainsworth, Leonard B. Bacharier, Casper G. Bendixsen, James E. Gern, Diane R. Gold, Tina V. Hartert, Daniel J. Jackson, Christine C. Johnson, Christine L.M. Joseph, Meyer Kattan, Gurjit K.Khurana Hershey, Robert F. Lemanske, Susan V. Lynch, Rachel L. Miller, George T. O’Connor, Carole Ober, Dennis Ownby, Katherine Rivera-Spoljaric, Patrick H. Ryan, Christine M. Seroogy, Anne Marie Singh, Robert A. Wood, Edward M. Zoratti, Rima Habre, Shohreh Farzan, Frank D. Gilliland, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Deborah H. Bennett, Julie B. Schweitzer, Rebecca J. Schmidt, Janine M. LaSalle, Alison E. Hipwell, Kate E. Keenan, Catherine J. Karr, Nicole R. Bush, Kaja Z. LeWinn, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Qi Zhao, Frances Tylavsky, Kecia N. Carroll, Christine T. Loftus, Leslie D. Leve, Jody M. Ganiban, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Scott T. Weiss, Augusto A. Litonjua, Cindy T. McEvoy, Eliot R. Spindel, Robert S. Tepper, Craig J. Newschaffer, Kristen Lyall, Heather E. Volk, Rebecca Landa, Sally Ozonoff, Joseph Piven, Heather Hazlett, Juhi Pandey, Robert Schultz, Steven Dager, Kelly Botteron, Daniel Messinger, Wendy Stone, Jennifer Ames, Thomas G. O’Connor, Richard K. Miller, Emily Oken, Michele R. Hacker, Tamarra James-Todd, T. Michael O’Shea, Rebecca C. Fry, Jean A. Frazier, Rachana Singh, Caitlin Rollins, Angela Montgomery, Ruben Vaidya, Robert M. Joseph, Lisa K. Washburn, Semsa Gogcu, Kelly Bear, Julie V. Rollins, Stephen R. Hooper, Genevieve Taylor, Wesley Jackson, Amanda Thompson, Julie Daniels, Michelle Hernandez, Kun Lu, Michael Msall, Madeleine Lenski, Rawad Obeid, Steven L. Pastyrnak, Elizabeth Jensen, Christina Sakai, Hudson Santos, Jean M. Kerver, Nigel Paneth, Charles J. Barone, Michael R. Elliott, Douglas M. Ruden, Chris Fussman, Julie B. Herbstman, Amy Margolis, Susan L. Schantz, Sarah Dee Geiger, Andrea Aguiar, Karen Tabb, Rita Strakovsky, Tracey Woodruff, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Amy Padula, Joseph B. Stanford, Christina A. Porucznik, Angelo P. Giardino, Rosalind J. Wright, Robert O. Wright, Brent Collett, Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, Ronald Gangnon, Daniel J. Jackson, Chris G. McKennan, Jo Wilson, Matt Altman, Judy L. Aschner, Annemarie Stroustrup, Stephanie L. Merhar, Paul E. Moore, Gloria S. Pryhuber, Mark Hudak, Ann Marie Reynolds Lyndaker, Andrea L. Lampland, Burton Rochelson, Sophia Jan, Matthew J. Blitz, Michelle W. Katzow, Zenobia Brown, Codruta Chiuzan, Timothy Rafael, Dawnette Lewis, Natalie Meirowitz, Brenda Poindexter, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Sarah Osmundson, Jennifer K. Straughen, Amy Eapen, Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow, Ganesa Wegienka, Alex Sitarik, Kim Woodcroft, Audrey Urquhart, Albert Levin, Tisa Johnson-Hooper, Brent Davidson, Tengfei Ma, Emily S. Barrett, Martin J. Blaser, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Daniel B. Horton, Manuel Jimenez, Todd Rosen, Kristy Palomares, Lyndsay A. Avalos, Yeyi Zhu, Kelly J. Hunt, Roger B. Newman, Michael S. Bloom, Mallory H. Alkis, James R. Roberts, Sunni L. Mumford, Heather H. Burris, Sara B. DeMauro, Lynn M. Yee, Aaron Hamvas, Antonia F. Olidipo, Andrew S. Haddad, Lisa R. Eiland, Nicole T. Spillane, Kirin N. Suri, Stephanie A. Fisher, Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Leena B. Mithal, Raye Ann O. DeRegnier, Nathalie L. Maitre, Ruby H.N. Nguyen, Meghan M. JaKa, Abbey C. Sidebottom, Michael J. Paidas, Jo Nell E. Potter, Natale Ruby, Lunthita Duthely, Arumugam Jayakumar, Karen Young, Isabel Maldonado, Meghan Miller, Jonathan L. Slaughter, Sarah A. Keim, Courtney D. Lynch, Kartik K. Venkatesh, Kristina W. Whitworth, Elaine Symanski, Thomas F. Northrup, Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Ricardo A. Mosquera, Margaret R. Karagas, Juliette C. Madan, Debra M. MacKenzie, Johnnye L. Lewis, Brandon J. Rennie, Bennett L. Leventhal, Young Shin Kim, Somer Bishop, Sara S. Nozadi, Li Luo, Barry M. Lester, Carmen J. Marsit, Todd Everson, Cynthia M. Loncar, Elisabeth C. McGowan, Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Brian S. Carter, Jennifer Check, Jennifer B. Helderman, Charles R. Neal, Lynne M. Smith. Scientific Reports

Associations between prenatal metal and metalloid mixtures in teeth and reductions in childhood lung function. Maria Jose Rosa, Chris Gennings, Paul Curtin, Cecilia S. Alcala, Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa, Marcela Tamayo-Ortiz, Adriana Mercado-Garcia, Libni Torres-Olascoaga, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Robert O. Wright, Manish Arora, Christine Austin, Rosalind J. Wright. Science of the Total Environment

Association of Growth During Infancy with Neurodevelopment and Obesity in Children Born Very Preterm: The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Cohort. T. Michael O'Shea, Elizabeth T. Jensen, Joe X. Yi, Barry Lester, Judy L. Aschner, Annemarie Stroustrup, Xueying Zhang, Monica McGrath, Keia Sanderson, Robert M. Joseph, Rachana Singh, Amanda L. Thompson, Julie Hofheimer, Betty Vohr, Elisabeth McGowan, Hudson Santos, Rebecca C. Fry, P. B. Smith, Johns Hopkins, L. P. Jacobson, D. J. Catellier, R. Gershon, D. Cella, P. Parsons, K. Kurunthachalam, T. R. Fennell, S. J. Sumner, X. Du, B. O'Brien, M. Arora, S. L. Teitelbaum, R. O. Wright, H. M. Stapleton, P. L. Ferguson, J. Y. Lee, J. Snowden, S. Merhar, A. Lampland, A. Reynolds, P. Moore, L. Washburn, B. Carter, S. Pastyrnak, C. Neal, L. Smith, J. Helderman, R. Vaidya, R. Obeid, C. Rollins, K. Bear. Journal of Pediatrics

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Mount Sinai Establishes Institute for Exposomic Research
Mount Sinai Spotlight: Climate Change Effects On Health
NY1 Talks with Drs  Robert Wright and Manish Arora about their latest research
Exposomics: The Last Frontier in Biological Science
Uncovering the Potential of the Exposome to Understand Health with Robert Wright, MD, MPH
Introductory Remarks with Robert Wright, MD, MPH
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