Clinical Climate Change 2022 Speaker: Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH

Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research and Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH, is Co-Director at the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research, Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences, and the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor in Life Course Health Research in the Departments of Pediatrics and Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Dr. Wright is an internationally recognized clinician scientist and life course epidemiologist with transdisciplinary training in molecular biology, environmental health, social determinants, and stress mechanisms. Her background includes transdisciplinary training and expertise in environmental exposure assessment as well as genetics, epigenetics, and psychosocial stress measurement applied to environmental health studies across the life course.

At Mount Sinai, Dr. Wright also is Program Director and Principal Investigator of Conduits, the Institute for Translational Sciences (the NCATs-funded CTSA), and Director of the Physiological Assessment of Children’s Environmental Risk (PACER) Laboratory. The PACER Laboratory has established and validated protocols that can be implemented to assess functioning of key regulatory systems susceptible to environmental influences from early development through childhood to adolescence. Dr. Wright and her team provide expert consultation on environmental and physiological stress measures to promote a better understanding of social context as a modifier of chemical toxicants.

Dr. Wright obtained her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  As part of her training, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Before joining Mount Sinai in 2012, she was a member of the clinical faculty at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the research faculty at the Channing Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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