Assistant professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Ami Zota focuses on environmental justice and improving health equity through advancements in science, policy, and clinical practice. Her research identifies novel pathways linking social disparities, environmental exposures, and reproductive and children’s health. She is also committed to developing innovative approaches to science communication so that her research can more effectively be used to inform individual and collective decision-making. She has helped shape health and safety standards for consumer product chemicals by participating in legislative briefings, providing technical assistance to nongovernmental organizations, and communicating through mainstream and social media outlets. She received a career development award from the National Institutes of Health for her research on environmental health disparities and was recently recognized as a Pioneer Under 40 in Environmental Public Health by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. She is an associate editor of Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and serves on the editorial boards of Environmental Health Perspectives and Environmental Epigenetics. She received her master’s and doctorate in environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Silent Spring Institute and UCSF Program on Reproductive Health.