Ms. Schenk specialized in environmental health at Emory University where she developed expertise in various analytical chemistry techniques, exposure science, health communications, and environmental health policy. As part of her graduate work, she studied the effects of prenatal heavy metal exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes using an international female agricultural population. Her work primarily focused on how heavy metal levels at specific time points throughout pregnancy affected neonatal neurobehavioral integrity. She also assessed environmental exposures to dialkylphosphate and potential links with autism and analyzed pyrethroid insecticide biomarkers in human samples.
In addition, Ms. Schenk has experience working at federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She has conducted research for agency publications, constructed evidence-based databases, performed systematic literature reviews, evaluated dose-response assessment methods, analyzed chemicals for toxicity endpoints and exposure, and developed agency training regarding children’s health.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.P.H., Environmental Health, Emory University, 2015
- B.S., Human Biology and Society, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2013
Schenk J, Barr D. Prenatal heavy metal exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a Thai agricultural birth cohort. Poster presentation, Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, 2016.
Schenk J, Barr D. Prenatal heavy metal exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a Thai agricultural birth cohort. Poster presentation (yearly), Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health Thesis Symposium, Atlanta, GA, 2015.Schenk J, Dzubow R, Foos B. Informing United States Toxicology Guidelines and Policies to Improve Children’s Environmental Health. Poster presentation (yearly), Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, 2015.
Dzubow R, Schenk J, Foos B. Interindividual Variability of Dose-Response in Human Developmental Studies: A Systematic Search and Lessons Learned. Poster presentation, Endocrine Society International Summit of Prenatal Programming and Toxicity, Boston, MA, 2014.
Research Assistant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014–2015
Teaching Assistant, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2014–2015
Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014
Research Assistant, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2013–2014
Research Assistant, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, 2011–2012
Research Assistant, National Children’s Study of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, 2011–2012
International Society of Exposure Science (member)
Genetic and Environmental Toxicology Association of Northern California (member)
American Chemical Society (member)
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