Courtney Carignan

Courtney Carignan


Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology



Courtney Carignan, PhD, is an environmental exposure scientist and epidemiologist whose research helps protect reproductive and child health by investigating exposure to contaminants in drinking water, food, consumer and personal care products. She has conducted biomonitoring and health studies for a wide range of populations including infertile couples, pregnant women, infants, new mothers, office workers, gymnasts, and communities exposed to contaminated drinking water. This research has contributed to public health interventions aimed at reducing exposures to flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances, and arsenic. Broad implications of her work are the importance of considering multiple exposures, preconception as a sensitive window of development, and the need for improved strategies to avoid regrettable substitution.