Pauline Mendola, PhD


Bethesda, MD
[email protected]

Dr. Mendola is an Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Before joining the NIH Intramural Program, she was a health scientist and Branch Chief in the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency and Chief of the Infant, Child and Women’s Health Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics. She has held academic appointments at the University at Buffalo, and currently has adjunct faculty appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland at College Park.

Dr. Mendola earned a PhD in Epidemiology and Community Health from the University at Buffalo. Her research focuses on environmental factors that impact reproductive health, particularly pregnancy outcomes. Her current work addresses immune function during pregnancy and environmental factors that can be used to predict whether maternal asthma symptoms will worsen or improve during pregnancy.