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Julie L. Daniels, PhD

Julie L. Daniels, PhD

Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
  • McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7435
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Daniels' research focuses on prenatal environmental and nutritional exposures that may impact children’s growth, neurodevelopment and overall health. She has created a platform for studying early life exposure to brominated and organophosphate flame retardants, persistent organic pollutants and long-chain fatty acids as they relate to children's health in the Pregnancy, Infection & Nutrition Kids Study.

She also has directed the North Carolina sites of the Study to Explore Early Development and the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, where she has been heavily invested in programs to better understand the epidemiology of autism spectrum disorder. She is specifically interested how gene expression and environmental exposures interact to alter neurodevelopment. She works toward improved understanding and balanced communication of the role the environment may play in the children’s health.

Representative Courses

Epidemiology Research Planning (EPID 725)

Epidemiology Research Methods (EPID 726)

Key Publications

Expressive Dominant Versus Receptive Dominant Language Patterns in Young Children: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development. D Reinhartsen, A Tapia, L Watson, E Crais, C Bradley, J Fairchild, A Herring, J Daniels (2019). Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 49(6), 2447-2460.

Early life influences on child weight outcomes in the Study to Explore Early Development. T Kral, J Chittams, C Bradley, J Daniels, C DiGuiseppi, S Johnson, J Pandey, J Pinto-Martin, N Rahai, A Ramirez, L Schieve, A Thompson, G Windham, W York, L Young, S Levy (2019). Autism : the international journal of research and practice, 23(4), 954-962.

Maternal diabetes and hypertensive disorders in association with autism spectrum disorder. C Cordero, G Windham, L Schieve, M Fallin, L Croen, A Siega-Riz, S Engel, A Herring, A Stuebe, C Vladutiu, J Daniels (2019). Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research.

Prenatal exposure to organophosphate esters and behavioral development in young children in the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study. B Doherty, K Hoffman, A Keil, S Engel, H Stapleton, B Goldman, A Olshan, J Daniels (2019). Neurotoxicology, 73.

A Phenotype of Childhood Autism Is Associated with Preexisting Maternal Anxiety and Depression. L Wiggins, E Rubenstein, J Daniels, C DiGuiseppi, M Yeargin-Allsopp, L Schieve, L Tian, K Sabourin, E Moody, J Pinto-Martin, N Reyes, S Levy (2019). Journal of abnormal child psychology, 47(4), 731-740.

Maternal Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain in Relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disorders in Offspring. G Windham, M Anderson, K Lyall, J Daniels, T Kral, L Croen, S Levy, C Bradley, C Cordero, L Young, L Schieve (2019). Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 12(2), 316-327.

Prenatal exposure to organophosphate esters and cognitive development in young children in the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study. B Doherty, K Hoffman, A Keil, S Engel, H Stapleton, B Goldman, A Olshan, J Daniels (2019). Environmental research, 169.

Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years - Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Seven Sites, United States, 2010, 2012, and 2014. D Christensen, M Maenner, D Bilder, J Constantino, J Daniels, M Durkin, R Fitzgerald, M Kurzius-Spencer, S Pettygrove, C Robinson, J Shenouda, T White, W Zahorodny, K Pazol, P Dietz (2019). Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002), 68(2), 1-19.

Education

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

MPH, Epidemiology, Saint Louis University, 1995

BA, Psychology, University of Missouri, 1989

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