Current research and/or projects
Biomonitoring of exposure to environmental chemicals in pregnant women, infants and children, including measuring legacy and emerging chemicals in multiple matrices
Investigating potential adverse health effects associated with exposure to various environmental chemicals in pregnancy on pregnancy, infant and child health outcomes (life course epidemiology and assessing the exposome)
Identifying predictors of elevated body burdens of various chemicals in pregnant women and infants
Research and/or project statements
Dr. Arbuckle’s broad research goals address the following:
Canadian data on exposure of pregnant women, infants and young children to various environmental chemicals are limited.
There is also a poor understanding of how a single measurement of a short-lived chemical in urine is predictive of that individual’s exposure over a longer period of time, especially in pregnant women and infants.
There have been few studies of the potential adverse health effects associated with prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals, including chemical mixtures.
As pregnant women, infants and children are recognized as particularly susceptible to adverse effects of exposure to chemicals, it is critical that Canadian data be available for risk assessments and management under the Chemicals Management Plan.
Education and awards
Honors BSc. Zoology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
MSc. Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
PhD. Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA