Skip Navigation

Person Details: Rachel Morello-Frosch

Superfund Research Program

Rachel Morello-Frosch

University of California-Berkeley
School of Public Health and Dept. of Environmental
Science, Policy and Management
Berkeley, California 94720-0000
Phone: 510-643-6358





  • Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh AN, Aung MT, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Carroll KN, Cordero JF, Goin DE, Ferguson KK, Kahn LG, Liang D, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RH, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Taibl KR, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2023. Urinary oxidative stress biomarkers are associated with preterm birth: an Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 228(5):576.e1-576.e22. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2022.11.1282 PMID:36400174 PMCID:PMC1014953
  • Varshavsky J, Rayasam SD, Sass JB, Axelrad DA, Cranor CF, Hattis D, Hauser R, Koman PD, Marquez EC, Morello-Frosch R, Oksas C, Patton S, Robinson JF, Sathyanarayana S, Shepard PM, Woodruff TJ. 2023. Current practice and recommendations for advancing how human variability and susceptibility are considered in chemical risk assessment. Environmental Health 21:133. doi:10.1186/s12940-022-00940-1 PMID:36635753 PMCID:PMC9835253
  • Woodruff TJ, Rayasam SD, Axelrad DA, Koman PD, Chartres N, Bennett DH, Birnbaum LS, Brown P, Carignan C, Cooper C, Cranor CF, Diamond ML, Franjevic S, Gartner EC, Hattis D, Hauser R, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Joglekar R, Lam J, Levy JI, MacRoy PM, Maffini MV, Marquez EC, Morello-Frosch R, Nachman KE, Nielsen G, Oksas C, Abrahamsson DP, Patisaul HB, Patton S, Robinson JF, Rodgers KM, Rossi MS, Rudel RA, Sass JB, Sathyanarayana S, Schettler T, Shaffer RM, Shamasunder B, Shepard PM, Shrader-Frechette K, Solomon G, Subra W, Vandenberg LN, Varshavsky J, White RF, Zarker K, Zeise L. 2023. A science-based agenda for health-protective chemical assessments and decisions: overview and consensus statement. Environmental Health 21(Suppl1):132. doi:10.1186/s12940-022-00930-3 PMID:36635734 PMCID:PMC9835243


  • Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh AN, Aung M, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RH, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Welch BM, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2022. Associations between social, biologic, and behavioral factors and biomarkers of oxidative stress during pregnancy: Findings from four ECHO cohorts. Sci Total Environ 835:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155596 PMID:35490822 PMCID:PMC9177811
  • Pace C, Balazs C, Bangia K, Depsky N, Renteria A, Morello-Frosch R, Cushing LJ. 2022. Inequities in drinking water quality among domestic well communities and community water systems, California, 2011-2019. Am J Public Health 112(1):88-97. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2021.306561 PMID:34936392 PMCID:PMC8713636
  • Pace C, Fencl A, Baehner L, Lukacs H, Cushing LJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2022. The Drinking Water Tool: a community-driven data visualization tool for policy implementation. Int J Environ Res Public Health 19(3):1419. doi:10.3390/ijerph19031419 PMID:35162442 PMCID:PMC8834844


  • Bessonneau V, Gerona RR, Trowbridge J, Grashow R, Lin T, Buren H, Morello-Frosch R, Rudel RA. 2021. Gaussian graphical modeling of the serum exposome and metabolome reveals interactions between environmental chemicals and endogenous metabolites. Sci Rep 11(1):7607. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87070-9 PMID:33828161 PMCID:PMC8027000
  • Eick SM, Goin DE, Cushing L, DeMicco E, Park J, Wang Y, Smith S, Padula AM, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2021. Mixture effects of prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and polybrominated diphenyl ethers on maternal and newborn telomere length. Environ Health 20(1):76. doi:10.1186/s12940-021-00765-4 PMID:34193151 PMCID:PMC8247076
  • Padula AM, Ma C, Huang H, Morello-Frosch R, Woodruff TJ, Carmichael SL. 2021. Drinking water contaminants in California and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Environ Epidemiol 5(2):e149. doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000149 PMID:33870020 PMCID:PMC8043732
  • Tran KV, Casey JA, Cushing L, Morello-Frosch R. 2021. Residential proximity to hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells and adverse birth outcomes in urban and rural communities in California (2006-2015). Environ Epidemiol 5(6):e172. doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000172 PMID:34909552 PMCID:PMC8663888


  • Clarity C, Trowbridge J, Gerona RR, Ona K, McMaster M, Bessonneau V, Rudel RA, Buren H, Morello-Frosch R. 2020. Associations between polyfluoroalkyl substance and organophosphate flame retardant exposures and telomere length in a cohort of women firefighters and office workers in San Francisco. medRxiv doi:10.1101/2020.11.05.20226183 PMID:33173912 PMCID:PMC7654908 (ahead of print)
  • Nardone A, Casey JA, Rudolph KE, Karasek D, Mujahid M, Morello-Frosch R. 2020. Associations between historical redlining and birth outcomes from 2006 through 2015 in California. PLoS One 15:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237241 PMID:32764800 PMCID:PMC7413562


  • Brody JG, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. Returning chemical exposure results to individuals and communities. In: Environmental Health Literacy. Springer, pp.135-164.
  • Casey JA, Goin DE, Rudolph KE, Schwartz BS, Mercer D, Elser H, Eisen EA, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. Unconventional natural gas development and adverse birth outcomes in Pennsylvania: The potential mediating role of antenatal anxiety and depression. Environ Res 177:108598. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108598 PMID:31357155 PMCID:PMC6726131
  • Padula AM, Monk C, Brennan PA, Borders A, Barrett ES, McEvoy CT, Foss S, Desai P, Alshawabkeh AN, Wurth R, Salafia C, Fichorova RN, Varshavsky J, Kress A, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. A review of maternal prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors-implications for research on perinatal outcomes in the ECHO program. J Perinatology 40:10-24. doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0510-y PMID:31616048 PMCID:PMC6957228


  • McHale CM, Osborne G, Morello-Frosch R, Salmon AG, Sandy MS, Solomon G, Zhang L, Smith MT, Zeise L. 2018. Assessing health risks from multiple environmental stressors: moving from G x E to I x E. Mutat Res Rev Mutat Res 775:11-20. doi:10.1016/j.mrrev.2017.11.003 PMID:29555026 PMCID:PMC5863617
  • Wang A, Gerona RR, Schwartz J, Lin T, Sirota M, Morello-Frosch R, Woodruff TJ. 2018. A suspect screening method for characterizing multiple chemical exposures among a demographically diverse population of pregnant women in San Francisco. Environ Health Perspect 126(7):077009. doi:10.1289/EHP2920 PMID:30044231 PMCID:PMC6108847


  • Ohayon JL, Cousins E, Brown P, Morello-Frosch R, Brody JG. 2017. Researcher and institutional review board perspectives on the benefits and challenges of reporting back biomonitoring and environmental exposure results. Environ Res 153:140-149. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.003 PMID:27960129



  • Morello-Frosch R, Zuk M, Jerrett M, Shamasunder B, Kyle AD. 2011. Understanding the cumulative impacts of inequalities in environmental health: implications for policy. Health Aff (Millwood) 30(5):879-887. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0153 PMID:21555471
to Top