Ondine S. von Ehrenstein

Dr. von Ehrenstein’s interdisciplinary research examines environmental factors considering the interplay with social, behavioral and biological factors in relation to health and disease. She focuses the prenatal period to adolescence, with a life course perspective. Her work aims at improving population health and sustainability, especially in low resource settings and communities in different countries.

Center Affiliations


  • PhD, Public Health/Epidemiology
  • MPH, Epidemiology
  • MSc, Biology

Areas of Interest

  • Global health
  • Reproductive, perinatal, child and adolescent health
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Physical (air pollution, pesticides, toxics) and social environment
  • Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)
  • Early life adversity
  • Environmental equity
  • Urban health
  • Climate change
  • Nutrition ecology
  • Epidemiologic methods

Selected Courses

  • CHS 200: Global Health Problems
  • CHS 240: Child and Reproductive Health in Communities – a Global Environmental Perspective

Selected Publications