Population Health Branch (PHB)
- Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
- Tel 984-287-3241
Abee Boyles, Ph.D. is a health scientist administrator in the Population Health Branch at the NIEHS and leads the Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program. Her research portfolio includes reproductive epidemiology, weather-related health impacts, and cancer epidemiology.
Dr. Boyles joined NIEHS in 2006 for her postdoctoral training under Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D. in the Epidemiology Branch after receiving her Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University under the mentorship of Marcy Speer, Ph.D. 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.
Areas of Specialty:
- Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program
- Reproductive epidemiology
- Weather-related impacts on health
- Diet and nutrition in environmental epidemiology