Sharon K. Sagiv PhD, MPH

Dr. Sharon K. Sagiv is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. She is an environmental epidemiologist with research interests centered on how environmental exposures impact fetal and child development.

Dr. Sagiv is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. She is also an investigator in the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health. Dr. Sagiv is an epidemiologist with research interests focused primarily on the impact of prenatal and early life exposure to environmental toxicants on child neurodevelopment. Much of her work to date has focused on early life exposure to persistent organic pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals found in consumer products and their associations with cognitive and behavioral function in children. A particular emphasis of Dr. Sagiv’s work has been on examining associations with behaviors related to neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). More recently, she has been investigating exposures in relation to neural activity using functional neuroimaging.

  • PhD – Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
  • MPH – Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Boston University, 1998
  • BA – Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, 1993
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Prenatal and early life toxicant exposures
  • Autism
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • PH 290: Grant Writing Seminar