Faculty

Sheela Sathyanarayana

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

206-884-1037
sheela.sathyanarayana@seattlechildrens.org

Education

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

Contact

206-884-1037
sheela.sathyanarayana@seattlechildrens.org

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

Bio

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)

Prenatal Antidepressant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder or Traits: A Retrospective, Multi-Cohort Study.
(2022 Nov 22)
Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol
Brennan PA, Dunlop AL, Croen LA, Avalos LA, Salisbury AL, Hipwell AE, Nozadi SS, Sathyanarayana S, Crum RM, Musci R, Li M, Li X, Mansolf M, O'Connor TG, Elliott AJ, Ghildayal N, Lin PD, Sprowles JLN, Stanford JB, Bendixsen C, Ozonoff S, Lester BM, Shuster CL, Huddleston KC, Posner J, Paneth N

Urinary oxidative stress biomarkers are associated with preterm birth: an ECHO program study.
(2022 Nov 15)
Am J Obstet Gynecol
Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh A, Aung M, Barrett ES, Bush N, Carroll KN, Cordero JF, Goin DE, Ferguson KK, Kahn LG, Liang D, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RHN, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Taibl KR, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R, program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes

Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons is not associated with behavior problems in preschool and early school-aged children: A prospective multi-cohort study.
(2022 Nov 9)
Environ Res 216(Pt 4): 114759
Wallace ER, Buth E, Szpiro AA, Ni Y, Loftus CT, Masterson E, Day DB, Sun BZ, Sullivan A, Barrett E, Nguyen RH, Robinson M, Kannan K, Mason A, Sathyanarayana S, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Karr CJ

Characteristics of Individuals in the United States Who Used Opioids During Pregnancy.
(2022 Nov 9)
J Womens Health (Larchmt)
Nguyen RHN, Knapp EA, Li X, Camargo CA, Conradt E, Cowell W, Derefinko KJ, Elliott AJ, Friedman AM, Khurana Hershey GK, Hofheimer JA, Lester BM, McEvoy CT, Neiderhiser JM, Oken E, Ondersma SJ, Sathyanarayana S, Stabler ME, Stroustrup A, Tung I, McGrath M

Maternal exposure to urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in pregnancy and childhood asthma in a pooled multi-cohort study.
(2022 Sep 3)
Environ Int 170(): 107494
Loftus CT, Szpiro AA, Workman T, Wallace ER, Hazlehurst MF, Day DB, Ni Y, Carroll KN, Adgent MA, Moore PE, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Kannan K, Robinson M, Masterson EE, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Sathyanarayana S, Karr CJ

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