University of California
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH

School of Medicine
Dept. of Public Health Sciences
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8638
Current Research Interests
• Application of methods that enable appropriate control for intermediate variables that are also confounders; specific work in controlling the healthy worker survivor effect
• Development of methods for analysis in studies of pregnancy outcomes
• PCB's and other organochlorines effects on prenatal growth & development, including the immune system
• Lead exposures during pregnancy and their effects on the mother and the fetus
• Environmental factors in the etiology of autism
• Arsenic exposures and cardiovascular and reproductive outcomes
Key Publications
Bell EM, Hertz-Picciotto I, Beaumont JJ (2001). A case control study of pesticides and fetal death due to congenital anomalies. Epidemiology 12:148-156

Hertz-Picciotto I (2000) The evidence that lead increases the risk of spontaneous abortion. Amer J Indus Med 38:300-309.

Hertz-Picciotto I
. 1995. Epidemiology and quantitative risk assessment: A bridge from science to policy. Amer J Pub Health 85(4):484-91.

Korte J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Schulz M, Ball LM, Duell E. 2000. The contribution of benzene to smoking-induced leukemias. Environ Health Perspectives 108:333-39.

Hertz-Picciotto I. 1999. What you should have learned about epidemiologic data analysis. Epidemiology 10:778-83.
Advanced methods for epidemiologic data analysis
Abraham Lilienfeld Student Prize Paper, awarded by the Society for Epidemiologic Research for best dissertation, June 1988
NAS (National Academy of Sciences) Young Investigator Program Awardee, Environmental Health in the Donetsk Region of Ukraine July 1997
Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, elected in 1998
McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies; awarded by the NAS and NRC (National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council), 2002-
Public and University Service
California Governor's Carcinogen Identification Committee for Proposition 65 (2002-)
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Cancer Research Methods Team (2002-)
U.S. - Vietnam Workshop on Effects on the Environment and Health of Agent Orange in Vietnam (2002)
Member, NAS/IOM Committee on Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans (1998)
Chair, NAS/IOM Committee on Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans (2000, and currently: 2002)
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, U.S. EPA
Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, NTP (National Toxicology Program)Director, Reproductive Epidemiology Program at UNC Chapel Hill
Deputy Director, Center on Environmental Health & Susceptibility, UNC Chapel Hill
President, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (2002-2003)
Board of Editors: American Journal of Epidemiology; Epidemiology; Human and Ecological Risk Assessment