Heather E. Volk, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Heather E. Volk, Ph.D., M.P.H., is assistant professor of research in the Division of Environmental Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, and a Principal Investigator in the Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the genetic and environmental epidemiology of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as more generally on the role of gene-environment interaction in complex disease. Dr. Volk is a graduate of the University Notre Dame and received a Masters in Public Health, concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from Boston University, and a doctorate in Public Health Studies, concentrating in Epidemiology, from St. Louis University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in environmental genomics at the University of Southern California.