Ondine von Ehrenstein , M.P.H., Ph.D.

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I specialise in global reproductive, perinatal and child health, including birth outcomes, neurodevelopment, autism, cognition, and asthma. My work emphasizes the life-course approach, focusing on the early life period as it sets the stage for life long health. My research involves large population studies to examine linkages between prenatal and early life environmental, lifestyle and community factors, and reproductive, childhood and population health. My current research takes place internationally and in California. The overarching aim of my work is creating population based evidence that can impact policies and translate into community based prevention.

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UCLA Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences

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Ohlander Johan, Huber Stella Maria, Schomaker Michael, Heumann Christian, Schierl Rudolf, Michalke Bernhard, Jenni Oskar G, Caflisch Jon, Muñoz Daniel Moraga, von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Radon Katja   Correction: Risk Factors for Mercury Exposure of Children in a Rural Mining Town in Northern Chile PloS one, 2015; 10(12): e0144527.
Lindert Jutta, von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Grashow Rachel, Gal Gilad, Braehler Elmar, Weisskopf Marc G   Sexual and physical abuse in childhood is associated with depression and anxiety over the life course: systematic review and meta-analysis International journal of public health, 2014; 59(2): 359-72.
von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Wilhelm Michelle, Wang Anthony, Ritz Beate   Preterm birth and prenatal maternal occupation: the role of Hispanic ethnicity and nativity in a population-based sample in Los Angeles, California American journal of public health, 2014; 104 Suppl 1(2): S65-72.
Smith Allan H, Yunus Mohammad, Khan Al Fazal, Ercumen Ayse, Yuan Yan, Smith Meera Hira, Liaw Jane, Balmes John, von Ehrenstein Ondine, Raqib Rubhana, Kalman David, Alam Dewan S, Streatfield Peter K, Steinmaus Craig   Chronic respiratory symptoms in children following in utero and early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh International journal of epidemiology, 2013; 42(4): 1077-86.
von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Neta Gila I, Andrews William, Goldenberg Robert, Goepfert Alice, Zhang Jun   Child intellectual development in relation to cytokine levels in umbilical cord blood American journal of epidemiology, 2012; 175(11): 1191-9.
Basu Arin, Mitra Soma, Chung Joyce, Guha Mazumder D N, Ghosh Nilima, Kalman David, von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Steinmaus Craig, Liaw Jane, Smith Allan H   Creatinine, diet, micronutrients, and arsenic methylation in West Bengal, India Environmental health perspectives, 2011; 119(9): 1308-13.
Neta, G., von Ehrenstein O., Goldman, L, Lum, K., Sundaram, R., Andrews, W., Zhang, J.   Umbilical cord serum cytokine levels and risks of small-for-gestational-age and preterm birth American Journal of Epidemiology, 2010; 171(8): 859-67.
von Ehrenstein, O., Mikolajczyk, R., Zhang, J.   Timing and trajectories of fetal growth related to cognitive development in childhood American Journal of Epidemiology, 2009; 170(11): 1388-95.
von Ehrenstein, O., Fenton, S., Kato, K., Kuklenyik, Z., Calafat, A., Hines, E.   Polyfluoroalkyl chemicals in the serum and milk of breastfeeding women Reproductive Toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.), 2009; 27(3-4): 239-45.
Von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Jenny Alisa M, Basu Arin, Smith Kirk R, Hira-Smith Meera, Smith Allan H   Capacity building in environmental health research in India and Nepal International journal of occupational and environmental health, 2007; 12(4): 300-6.
von Ehrenstein Ondine S, Mazumder D N Guha, Yuan Yan, Samanta Sambit, Balmes John, Sil Arabinda, Ghosh Nilima, Hira-Smith Meera, Haque Reina, Purushothamam Radhika, Lahiri Sarbari, Das Subhankar, Smith Allan H   Decrements in lung function related to arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India American journal of epidemiology, 2005; 162(6): 533-41.

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