Robin Dodson, ScD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Harvard School of Public Health
BS, Bates College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Robin Dodson is an exposure scientist. Her research focuses on three main areas: development of novel exposure measurements for epidemiological and community-based studies, analysis of environmental exposure data with a particular emphasis on semi-volatile organic compounds such as phthalates and flame retardant chemicals, and intervention studies aimed at reducing chemical exposures.

Dr. Dodson's primary research appointment is a Silent Spring Institute. She is an adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health and also holds an appointment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s in environmental studies from Bates College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, and a master’s in environmental science and risk management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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  1. McGrath TJ, Saint-Vanne J, Hutinet S, Vetter W, Poma G, Fujii Y, Dodson RE, Johnson-Restrepo B, Muenhor D, Le Bizec B, Dervilly G, Covaci A, Cariou R. Detection of Bromochloro Alkanes in Indoor Dust Using a Novel CP-Seeker Data Integration Tool. Anal Chem. 2024 Mar 26; 96(12):4942-4951. PMID: 38478960
  2. Zota AR, Franklin ET, Weaver EB, Shamasunder B, Williams A, Siegel EL, Dodson RE. Examining differences in menstrual and intimate care product use by race/ethnicity and education among menstruating individuals. Front Reprod Health. 2023; 5:1286920. PMID: 38126001; PMCID: PMC10731462; DOI: 10.3389/frph.2023.1286920;
  3. Manz KE, Dodson RE, Liu Y, Scheidl L, Burks S, Dunn F, Gairola R, Lee NF, Walker ED, Pennell KD, Braun JM. Effects of Corsi-Rosenthal boxes on indoor air contaminants: non-targeted analysis using high resolution mass spectrometry. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Jul; 33(4):537-547. PMID: 37414869
  4. McGrath TJ, Poma G, Hutinet S, Fujii Y, Dodson RE, Johnson-Restrepo B, Muenhor D, Dervilly G, Cariou R, Covaci A. An international investigation of chlorinated paraffin concentrations and homologue distributions in indoor dust. Environ Pollut. 2023 Sep 15; 333:121994. PMID: 37302785
  5. Knox KE, Dodson RE, Rudel RA, Polsky C, Schwarzman MR. Identifying Toxic Consumer Products: A Novel Data Set Reveals Air Emissions of Potent Carcinogens, Reproductive Toxicants, and Developmental Toxicants. Environ Sci Technol. 2023 May 16; 57(19):7454-7465. PMID: 37129244; PMCID: PMC10193581; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c07247;
  6. Dodson RE, Manz KE, Burks SR, Gairola R, Lee NF, Liu Y, Pennell KD, Walker ED, Braun JM. Does Using Corsi-Rosenthal Boxes to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission Also Reduce Indoor Air Concentrations of PFAS and Phthalates? Environ Sci Technol. 2023 Jan 10; 57(1):415-427. PMID: 36562547; PMCID: PMC9876422; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c05169;
  7. Martin L, Zhang Y, First O, Mustieles V, Dodson R, Rosa G, Coburn-Sanderson A, Adams CD, Messerlian C. Lifestyle interventions to reduce endocrine-disrupting phthalate and phenol exposures among reproductive age men and women: A review and future steps. Environ Int. 2022 Dec; 170:107576. PMID: 36283156; PMCID: PMC9890927; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107576;
  8. Schildroth S, Rodgers KM, Strynar M, McCord J, Poma G, Covaci A, Dodson RE. Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and persistent chemical mixtures in dust from U.S. colleges. Environ Res. 2022 04 15; 206:112530. PMID: 34902383
  9. Dodson RE, Setzer RW, Spengler JD, Brody JG, Rudel RA, Cedeño Laurent JG. Influence of living in the same home on biomonitored levels of consumer product chemicals. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Nov; 32(6):885-891. PMID: 34257390; PMCID: PMC9731902; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-021-00368-8;
  10. Dodson RE, Cardona B, Zota AR, Robinson Flint J, Navarro S, Shamasunder B. Personal care product use among diverse women in California: Taking Stock Study. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 05; 31(3):487-502. PMID: 33958707
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Air Pollution
semi-volatile organic compounds
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