Sheela Sathyanarayana

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences



MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington,
MD Medicine, University of Southern California,
BA Environmental Science, Duke University,



Office 2001 8th Avenue
Box CW8-6, PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145


Our research interests focus on exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as phthalates and bisphenol A and their impact on childhood development. Public concern regarding these chemicals has risen in recent years and demands current research that addresses mechanisms of action and impact on health outcomes. We have ongoing pregnancy cohort and childhood epidemiologic studies. As a pediatric environmental health specialist and member of the University of Washington Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, I also conduct consults on environmental health exposures and childhood health impacts. I also practice general pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Newborn Nursery.

Research Interests

Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Pediatric Environmental Health, Reproductive Toxicology, Birth defectsMy research interests focus on in utero and early life exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) and their impact on child reproductive development. 

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Associations of Pre- and Postnatal Air Pollution Exposures with Child Behavioral Problems and Cognitive Performance: A U.S. Multi-Cohort Study.
(2022 Jun)
Environ Health Perspect 130(6): 67008
Ni Y, Loftus CT, Szpiro AA, Young MT, Hazlehurst MF, Murphy LE, Tylavsky FA, Mason WA, LeWinn KZ, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Karr CJ

Differential proteomics analysis of JEG-3 and JAR placental cell models and the effect of androgen treatment.
(2022 Jun 8)
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 222(): 106138
Kruger L, Yue G, Mettu VS, Paquette A, Sathyanarayana S, Prasad B

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure in relation to behavioral outcomes in girls aged 4-5 and modification by socio-demographic factors in The Infant Development and Environment Study (TIDES).
(2022 Jun 2)
Neurotoxicology 91(): 262-268
Ibroci E, Thurston SW, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Reichenberg A, Collett BR, Swan SH, Evans SF

Prenatal exposure to particulate matter and placental gene expression.
(2022 Jul)
Environ Int 165(): 107310
Enquobahrie DA, MacDonald J, Hussey M, Bammler TK, Loftus CT, Paquette AG, Byington N, Marsit CJ, Szpiro A, Kaufman JD, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Tylavsky F, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S

Association of prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution with adverse birth outcomes and effect modification by socioeconomic factors.
(2022 Sep)
Environ Res 212(Pt E): 113571
Quraishi SM, Hazlehurst MF, Loftus CT, Nguyen RHN, Barrett ES, Kaufman JD, Bush NR, Karr CJ, LeWinn KZ, Sathyanarayana S, Tylavsky FA, Szpiro AA, Enquobahrie DA

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