Faculty Profile

Dana  Dolinoy, PhD

Dana Dolinoy, PhD

  • NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Professor of Nutritional Sciences
  • 6671 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Dr. Dana Dolinoy serves as NSF International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health as well as Faculty Director of the Epigenomics Core at Michigan Medicine. She leads the Environmental Epigenetics and Nutrition Laboratory, which investigates how nutritional and environmental factors interact with epigenetic gene regulation to shape health and disease. Dr. Dolinoy holds a PhD in Genetics and Genomics and Integrated Toxicology from Duke University, and MSc in Public Health from Harvard University, and serves as Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Epigenetics, and Toxicological Sciences, and served as Chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity. In 2011, Dr. Dolinoy received the Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award from the American Society for Nutrition and the Classic Paper of the Year Award from Environmental Health Perspectives. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Research Award for the article, "An Expression Microarray Approach for the Identification of Metastable Epialleles in the Mouse Genome." This work was cited as a model approach that may allow for directly assessing the role of early environmental exposures in human adult disease. Dolinoy received the 2015 NIH Director's Transformative Research Award to develop novel epigenetic editing tools to reduce disease risk and served as the Co-Chair of the 2016 meeting, ToxicoEpigenetics: The Interface of Epigenetics and Risk Assessment.

  • PhD, Genetics and Genomics & Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health, Duke University, 2007
  • M.Sc., Environmental Health and Risk Management, Harvard University, 2003
  • B.A., Environmental Sciences and Policy & Spanish, Duke University, 1998

  • 2005-Present: Society of Toxicology
  • 2006-Present: Environmental Mutagen and Genomics Society
  • 2008-Present: Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center (MMOC)
  • 2009-Present: Faculty Member, UM Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2011-Present: Member, American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • 2013-2015: Chair, 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity
  • 2013: Faculty Member, Momentum Center: Driving Discovery to End Childhood Obesity
  • 2012: Member, The DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) Society

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