Public Health Sciences
Role: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Neurodevelopment, Epigenetics.
Dr. Schmidt brings expertise in Molecular Epidemiology, with more than 10 years’ experience in nearly all areas of epidemiological research including: study design, questionnaire design, recruitment strategies, interviews and follow-up, sample collection, tracing subjects, laboratory methods and management, data management and cleaning, statistical analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of results. She successfully leads or co-leads several mechanistic autism studies. Her research interests include biologically-relevant gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, and maternal-child health, with primary emphasis on nutritional influences on neurodevelopment as they interact with metabolic genes and the epigenome.