Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Jackie Goodrich is a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Goodrich completed her undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her doctoral degree in Toxicology at the University of Michigan. She furthered her training with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan focused on epigenetics and environmental epidemiology.
Dr. Goodrich's research interests combine toxicology, epidemiology and epigenomics with the goal of identifying epigenetically labile genomic regions that contribute to environmentally-induced disease susceptibility at various life-stages (in utero, early childhood, and adulthood). Epigenetic modification by environmental factors is emerging as a link between exposures to toxicity and disease outcomes. Dr. Goodrich is assessing the impact of chemical exposures from occupational practices or the environment (e.g., mercury, lead, phthalates) on epigenetic modifications (DNA methylation) in epidemiological cohorts from around the globe using both candidate gene and epigenome-wide approaches. She integrates data on exposures, DNA methylation, and health outcomes to better understand disease risk from exposures at vulnerable life-stages. Dr. Goodrich also studies the impact of environmental exposures, particularly to heavy metals such as lead and mercury, on cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes. Dr. Goodrich works out of the Environmental Epigenetics and Nutrition lab.