Exposure and Assessment
Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health
Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Current Research Interests
Dr. Asa Bradman is an environmental health scientist and expert in exposure assessment and epidemiology focusing on occupational and environmental exposures to pregnant women and children. He co-founded the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and directs an initiative to improve environmental quality in California child care facilities. Dr. Bradman leads complex exposure and epidemiologic studies focusing on pesticides, flame retardants, metals, emerging pollutants, VOCs, indoor air quality, and other contaminants. He also participates in extensive community outreach and education and interfaces with other scientists, state and federal agencies, policy makers, and industry. He participates on several advisory bodies and was appointed by Governors Schwarzennegger and Brown to serve on the California Biomonitoring Scientific Guidance Panel.
Engel SM, Bradman A, Wolff MS, Rauh VA, Harley KG, Yang JH, Hoepner LA, Barr DB, Yolton K, Vedar MG, Xu Y, Hornung RW, Wetmur JG, Chen J, Holland NT, Perera FP, Whyatt RM, Lanphear BP, Eskenazi B. Prenatal Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure and Child Neurodevelopment at 24 Months: An Analysis of Four Birth Cohorts. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Gaspar FW, Chevrier J, Bornman R, Crause M, Obida M, Barr DB, Bradman A, Bouwman H, Eskenazi B. Undisturbed dust as a metric of long-term indoor insecticide exposure: Residential DDT contamination from indoor residual spraying and its association with serum levels in the VHEMBE cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Gunier RB, Arora M, Jerrett M, Bradman A, Harley KG, Mora AM, Kogut K, Hubbard A, Austin C, Holland N, Eskenazi B. Manganese in teeth and neurodevelopment in young Mexican-American children. Environ Res. 2015 Oct;142:688-95. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.09.003.
Sagiv SK, Kogut K, Gaspar FW, Gunier RB, Harley KG, Parra K, Villaseñor D, Bradman A, Holland N, Eskenazi B. Prenatal and childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and attention and executive function at 9-12years of age. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015 Aug 10. pii: S0892-0362(15)30019-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2015.08.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Mora AM, Arora M, Harley KG, Kogut K, Parra K, Hernández-Bonilla D, Gunier RB, Bradman A, Smith DR, Eskenazi B. Prenatal and postnatal manganese teeth levels and neurodevelopment at 7, 9, and 10.5years in the CHAMACOS cohort. Environ Int. 2015 Nov;84:39-54. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.07.009. Epub 2015 Jul 24.
Salvatore AL, Castorina R, Camacho J, Morga N, López J, Nishioka M, Barr DB, Eskenazi B, Bradman A. Home-based community health worker intervention to reduce pesticide exposures to farmworkers' children: A randomized-controlled trial. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Nov;25(6):608-15. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.39. Epub 2015 Jun 3.
Bradman A, Quirós-Alcalá L, Castorina R, Schall RA, Camacho J, Holland NT, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. Effect of Organic Diet Intervention on Pesticide Exposures in Young Children Living in Low-Income Urban and Agricultural Communities. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Oct;123(10):1086-93. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408660. Epub 2015 Apr 10.
Erkin-Cakmak A, Harley KG, Chevrier J, Bradman A, Kogut K, Huen K, Eskenazi B. Effect of Organic Diet Intervention on Pesticide Exposures in Young Children Living in Low-Income Urban and Agricultural Communities. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Oct;123(10):1086-93. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408660. Epub 2015 Apr 10.
Erkin-Cakmak A, Harley KG, Chevrier J, Bradman A, Kogut K, Huen K, Eskenazi B. In utero and childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether exposures and body mass at age 7 years: the CHAMACOS study. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Jun;123(6):636-42. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408417. Epub 2015 Feb 27.