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Epidemiologist Hoppin Elected to International Scientific Society

Jane Hoppin

Jane Hoppin, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious Collegium Ramazzini, an international scientific society that examines critical issues in occupational and environmental medicine with a view toward action to prevent disease and promote health.

The Collegium Ramazzini was established in 1982 is comprised of no more than 180 fellows from about 40 different countries who have made important contributions to occupational and environmental health.

Hoppin is principal investigator of the GenX Exposure Study, which is assessing current exposure to GenX and related chemicals in people living in the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. She is also co-principal investigator collaborating with Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica, on a prospective study of respiratory and allergic impacts of pesticides on women and children in the nation’s banana-growing region.

Hoppin is deputy director of NC State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment and a member of the Environmental Health Science faculty cluster. She is also an associate editor for Environmental Health Perspectives and Environmental Epidemiology and a member of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Exposure Science.

Hoppin received a bachelor’s degree in environmental toxicology from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health in environmental health and epidemiology. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.