Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Melissa  Smarr

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

As an environmental health scientist, I use knowledge of environmental exposures coupled with epidemiological methods to investigate questions regarding human health. My research is focused on environmental influences on reproductive, prenatal, fetal and children’s health. I am particularly interested in environmental exposures that affect vulnerable populations, and how such early exposures impact health across the lifespan consistent with the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease research paradigm. 

Contact Information

Atlanta , GA 30322


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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Women’s Health


  • B.S. 2007, North Carolina Central University
  • Ph.D. 2014, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Reproductive Epidemiology 2014, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Courses Taught

  • EH 572: Environmental Justice

Affiliations & Activities

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research 
  • Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology