Dr. Jessie Buckley

Jessie P. Buckley, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
2106-B McGavran-Greenberg Hall CB#7435
Chapel Hill, NC


Jessie Buckley, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist focused on characterizing health effects of environmental toxicants. Major areas of her research include identifying sources of chemical exposures, estimating effects of exposure mixtures, and assessing environmental influences on children’s development including bone health and obesity.

Dr. Buckley is director of chemical exposure methodology for the Data Analysis Center of the NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, where she oversees data harmonization and pooled analyses of chemical exposures and children’s health.

Honors and Awards

NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award

NIEHS Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award
2020, 2022, 2023

Key Publications

Associations of maternal serum perfluoroalkyl substances concentrations with early adolescent bone mineral content and density: The Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study. Buckley JP, Kuiper JR, Lanphear BP, Calafat AM, Cecil KM, Chen A, Xu Y, Yolton K, Kalkwarf HJ, Braun JM.  (2021). Environmental Health Perspectives. , 129(9), 97011.

Exposure to contemporary and emerging chemicals in commerce among pregnant women in the United States: The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Buckley JP, Kuiper JR, Bennett DH, Barrett ES, Bastain T, Breton CV, Chinthakindi S, Dunlop AL, Farzan SF, Herbstman JB, Karagas MR, Marsit CJ, Meeker JD, Morello-Frosch R, O’Connor TG, Romano ME, Schantz S, Schmidt RJ, Watkins DJ, Zhu H, Pellizzari ED, Kannan K, Woodruff TJ on behalf of program collaborators for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) (2022). Environmental Science & Technology, 56(10), 6560-6573.

Quantifying latent exposure burden to chemical mixtures using item response theory. Liu SH, Kuiper JR, Chen Y, Feuerstahler L, Teresi J, Buckley JP (2022). Environmental Health Perspectives, 130(11), CID: 117001.

Log-transformation of independent variables: must we? Choi G, Buckley JP, Kuiper JR, Keil AP (2022). Epidemiology, 33(6), 843-853.

Combining urinary biomarker data from studies with different measures of urinary dilution. Kuiper JR, O’Brien K, Welch BM, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Milne GL, Swann SH, Ferguson KK, Buckley JP (2022). Epidemiology, 33(4), 533-540.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
  • MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University, 2007
  • AB, Biology and English, Bowdoin College, 2002