Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She conducts research focused on endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastics, including phthalates and bisphenol A in pregnancy and childhood health outcomes. She serves as the PI for The Infant Development and Environment Study, a multi-center cohort study of phthalate exposures in pregnancy and health outcomes in children. She is also MPI of the ECHO PATHWAYS study at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, a 35 million dollar initiative to bring together three cohorts to examine chemical and non-chemical stressors in relation child health outcomes. She has served as the chair for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and served on the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Low Dose Toxicity. She was also a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals that advises EPA on risk assessments related to the Toxic Substances Control Act. She is the Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery and performs consults through the UW Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.
She teaches guest lectures with DEOHS, mentors students in the ECHO PATHWAYS program, and collaborates with Dr Karr on multiple grants.