Population Health Branch (PHB)

Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist with training in infectious disease, genetic, and environmental epidemiology. As a health scientist administrator/program director in the Population Health Branch at NIEHS, she oversees a research portfolio spanning cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, and kidney epidemiology as well as statistical methods development. She provides NIEHS leadership for programs such as the Powering Research through Innovative Methods for mixtures in Epidemiology (PRIME) program, the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium, the Chronic Kidney Disease of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium, Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy 2 (TACT2), and related international activities.

Bonnie completed her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held positions as a statistical analyst at Duke University Center for Human Genetics, an environmental health scientist post doc at the Environmental Protection Agency, and a research fellow in the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research, Epidemiology Branch. Her prior research spans genetic susceptibility to mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Malawi, genome-wide association studies of respiratory endpoints, and examining the impact of early life exposures on epigenome-wide DNA methylation in newborns, efforts that contributed to the development of the international PACE consortium.