Faculty Profile

Marie S. O'Neill, PhD

Marie S. O'Neill, PhD

  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

  • Faculty Lead for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • 6623 SPH Tower
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Marie O'Neill's research interests include health effects of air pollution, temperature extremes and climate change (mortality, asthma, hospital admissions, and cardiovascular endpoints); environmental exposure assessment; and socio-economic influences on health. She has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pan American Health Organization, in Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health and the National Center for Environmental Health as a Fulbright Scholar, and as a Research Fellow in Environmental Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at University of Michigan from 2004 to 2006.

  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2000
  • M.S., Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard University, 1997
  • B.A., Environmental Studies/Hispanic Literature and Culture, Brown University, 1990

  • Cardiovascular mechanisms for air pollution health effects Climate change, weather and health Environmental equity and susceptible populations Environmental exposure assessment Air pollution, temperature and health in Latin American cities

  • Ancira-Moreno M, Vadillo-Ortega F, Rivera Dommarco, JA, Sanchez BN, Pateris J, Batis C, Castillo-Castsrejon M and O'Neill MS (2019. Association between maternal diet quality and gestational weight gain trajectories over pregnancy: Results from the PRINCESA cohort. Nutrition (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2019.02.002
  • Ziegler TB, Coombe CM, Rowe Z, Clarke SJ, Gronlund C, Lee M, Palacios A, Larsen LS, Reames TG, Schott J, Williams GO and O'Neill MS (2019). Shifting from "community-placed" to "Community-based" research to advance health equity: Lessons learned from the "Heatwaves, Housing, and Health: Increasing Climate Resiliency in Detroit (HHH)" partnership. Accepted International Journal of Environment and Public Health
  • Fuller C, O'Neill MS, Sarnat J, Change H, Tucker K and Brugge D.S. (2019). Short-and medium-term associations of particle number concentration with cardiovascular markers in a Puerto Rican cohort. Environmental Research. Accepted
  • Gronlund CJ, Sullivan KP, Kefelegn Y, Cameron L and O'Neill MS (2019). Climate Change and temperature extremes: A review of heat- and cold-related morbidity and mortality concerns of municipalities. Maturitas. Accepted
  • Buxton M, Meraz-Cruz N, Sanchez B, Gronlund C, Foxman B, Vadillo-Ortega F and O'Neill MS (2019). Evaluating environmental contribution to inflammation: Findings form concurrent repeated measures of systemic and reproductive tract cytokines during term pregnancy in Mexico City. accepted Science of Total Environment.
  • Koman P, Romo F, Sinton P, Battaglia M, Mentz G, deMajo R, Sampson N, Hill-Knott K, Williams G, O'Neill MS and Schulz A (2019). MI-Environment: Geospatial patterns and inequality of relative heat stress vulnerability in Michigan. Health and Place. Accepted
  • Gronlund C, Cameron L, Shea C and O'Neill MS (2019). Assessing the magnitude and uncertainties of the burden of selected diseases from climate changes in Michigan for the period 2041-2070. Environmental Health. Accepted
  • Buxton M, Meraz-Cruz N, Sanchez BN, Foxman B, Gronlund C, Beltran-Montoya J, Castillo-Castrejon M, O'Neill MS and Vadillo-Ortega F (2019). Repeated Measures of Cervico-vaginal Cytokines During Healthy Pregnancy: Understanding "Normal" Inflammation to Inform Future Screening. American Journal of Perinatology, Accepted
    Fuller C, O'Neill MS, Sarnat J, Change H, Tucker K and Brugge D (2019). Short-and medium-term associations of particle number concentration with cardiovascular markers in a Puerto Rican cohort. Environmental Research. Accepted
  • Zanobetti A and O'Neill MS (2018). Longer-Term Outdoor Temperatures and Health Effects: A Review. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018;5(2):125-39.
  • Fuller CH, Feeser KR, Sarnat JA and O'Neill MS (2017). Air pollution, cardiovascular endpoints and susceptibility by stress and material resources: a systematic review of the evidence. Environmental health : a global access science source; 16(1):58. PMID: 28615066 PMCID: PMC5471931

  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology