Ximena Vergara

Dr. Vergara developed her interest in occupational and environmental epidemiology at UCLA. Prior to graduate school, she worked over ten years in analytical chemistry laboratories within private industry. She draws from over ten years of epidemiologic experience focused on rare neurodegenerative diseases and childhood cancers, she has a keen interest in exposure assessment and epidemiologic methods within the context of occupational and environmental epidemiology studies. She has worked in an industrial hygiene capacity on various projects within governmental and environmental consulting organizations. Her current work centers on occupational health, infectious diseases and climate change. 


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MPH, Environmental Health Sciences/Industrial Hygiene, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • AB, Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications