Post-Doctoral Fellow Profile

Ning  Ding

Ning Ding, PhD, MPH

Education

Ph.D., Epidemiologic Science, University of Michigan, 2016-2020
M.P.H., General Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2014-2016
B.S., Biology, Wuhan University, 2009-2013

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Ning Ding is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Her dissertation research focused on environmental exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and reproductive aging in a large, multi-racial/ethnic cohort of midlife women from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN).   Following that, Dr. Ding expands her work to explore the roles of multiple endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including PFAS, phthalates, phenols, and parabens, in women’s reproductive health and cardiometabolic outcomes.   Dr. Ding’s research interests also include combining epidemiological methodology with novel data-driven approaches to evaluate a wide variety of environmental pollutants systematically.

Selected Publications

  • Ding, N., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Calafat, A.M., Mukherjee, B., Harlow S.D., Park, S.K. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances with Body Size and Composition Trajectories in Midlife Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation 1999-2018. International Journal of Obesity. pp.1-12, 2021.
  • Ding, N., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Calafat, A.M., Mukherjee, B., Harlow S.D., Park, S.K. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and PFAS Mixtures with Adipokines in Midlife Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 235, 113777, 2021. 
  • Ding, N., Harlow, S. D., Randolph, J. F., Loch-Caruso, R., and Park, S.K. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their effects on the ovary. Human Reproduction Update. Volume 26, Issue 5, September-October 2020, Pages 724–752, 2020.
  • Ding, N., Harlow, S.D., Randolph, J.F., Calafat, A.M., Mukherjee, B., Batterman, S., Gold, E.B. and Park, S.K. Associations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances with Incident Natural Menopause: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Volume 105, Issue 9, Pages e3169–e3182, 2020.
  • Ding, N., Harlow, S.D., Batterman, S., Mukherjee, B. and Park, S.K. Longitudinal trends in perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances among multiethnic midlife women from 1999 to 2011: The Study of Women′ s Health Across the Nation. Environment International, 135, p.105381, 2020.
  • Ding, N., Batterman, S. and Park, S.K. Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds and Use of Feminine Hygiene Products Among Reproductive-Aged Women in the United States. Journal of Women's Health, 2019.7785, 2019.
  • Ding, N., Lin, N., Batterman, S., and Park, S.K. Feminine Hygiene Products and Volatile Organic Compounds in Reproductive-Aged Women during the Menstrual Cycles: A Longitudinal Pilot Study. 2021. (Accepted in Journal of Women’s Health)

Additional Information

Center for Midlife Science
The Michigan Multi-Pollutant Epidemiology Group (MPEG)