Population Health Branch (PHB)

Abee Boyles, Ph.D., is a health scientist administrator in the Population Health Branch at the NIEHS. She is the NIEHS lead for several NIH Climate Change and Health Initiatives and the Cohorts for Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risks. Her research grant portfolio includes maternal and women’s health, weather-related health impacts, and cancer epidemiology.

Dr. Boyles joined NIEHS in as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Epidemiology Branch after receiving her Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University. As a Health Scientist with the Office of Health Assessment and Translation in the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS, Dr. Boyles led the systematic review of Mountaintop Removal Mining: Impacts on Health in the Surrounding Community and the Synthetic Turf/Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber Research Program. She was also the lead scientist for the Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid Expert Panel, part of the team that developed the OHAT Approach to systematic review and evidence integration for literature-based environmental health science assessments, and contributed to the NTP Monograph on Health Effects of Low-level Lead. In the Division of Extramural Research & Training, she was the Program Director for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP).

Programs and Areas of Specialty:

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Maternal and Women’s Health
  • Cancer Epidemiology