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Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

General Pediatrics
Professional Bio

Leadership Roles

US EPA Children's Environmental Health Protection Advisory Committee, WA State Governor's Committee to implement the Children's Safe Products Act

Clinical, Research and/or Teaching Responsibilities

Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Her research interests focus on exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals and their impact on perinatal and child health. Dr. Sathyanarayana serves as the PI for The Infant Development and Environment Study.  She is a co-principal investigator for the NIH Environmental Factors Affecting Child Health Outcomes PATHWAYS study at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. This study combines three cohorts, GAPPS, TIDES, and CANDLE to examine environmental exposures, the placental transcriptome, and child health outcomes. She has a specific interest in research translation to policy and served as past chair of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and as well as on the National Academies of Sciences, National Research Council Committee on Endocrine-Related Low Dose Toxicity. She currently serves on the US EPA’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Chemicals for the Toxics Substances Control Act. She also practices medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center as Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery.