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Krystal Pollitt PhD, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), Assistant Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Krystal Pollitt, PhD, P.Eng.

Lab Location

  • 60 College Street
    60 College Street, Fl 5, Rm 510
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Mailing Address

  • Environmental Health Sciences

    60 College Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States

Krystal Pollitt
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Biography

Dr. Pollitt’s research explores the human exposome through characterisation of environmental and biological samples using analytical and mass spectrometry (MS) techniques. Her group has developed various mass spectrometry (ICP-MS, LC-MS and GC-MS) to measure exposure to complex mixtures of trace elements and organic compounds. She has applied these exposure assessment methods in numerous in epidemiological studies. 

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Education & Training

  • PhD
    King's College London, Environmental Toxicology (2012)
  • MSc
    University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering (2008)
  • BSc
    University of Toronto, Chemical Engineering (2005)

Activities

  • MUDHRA Study
    Mysuru, India 2019
    Assessment of indoor biomass smoke exposure induced adverse respiratory outcomes in women and children living in rural regions of India
  • Environmental factors in placental pathology
    Toronto, Canada 2019
    The placenta is an organ that develops during pregnancy. It transfers oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and allows for the removal of waste products from the fetus. Placental changes during pregnancy are normal and important to a healthy pregnancy. Abnormal changes can occur when the mother is exposed to certain risk factors and toxins, resulting in placental dysfunction. Placental dysfunction often involves changes to the blood vessels of the placenta, leading to reduced oxygen and nutrient exchange between the mother and the fetus. This may not only affect fetal growth and survival, but also long-term health following delivery. This study will screen environmental contaminants in blood samples collected from a prospective cohort of pregnant women. The association between environmental exposures and placental dysfunction will be evaluated.
  • Shunyi Birth Cohort
    Beijing, China 2018
    Personal air pollutant exposure assessment of pregnant women
  • VHEMBE Birth Cohort
    Thohoyandou, South Africa 2018
    Household Air Pollution and Immune Function in South African Children
  • BAPE Study
    Jinan, China 2018
    Evaluation of biomarkers of air pollutants exposure in the Chinese aged 60-69
  • Biomass Exposure and Cardiovascular Health in Children
    Courtenay, Canada 2018
    This study is investigating the association between short and intermediate-term exposures to ambient PM2.5 from biomass burning and cardiovascular health in children.
  • Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition
    Springfield, United States 2017

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