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Julia Anglen Bauer, PhD, MS '15

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Pronouns: She/Her


Building & Room:



1603 W. Taylor St.


Dr. Julia Anglen Bauer studies how environmental exposures impact neurological outcomes across the life course. Her work spans investigating perinatal chemical exposures and child cognition, to mid-life exposures and risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia in later life. Dr. Bauer's mission is to study these associations in communities who are disproportionately affected by environmental pollution, or individuals who are at higher risk of disease (racial minorities and sex differences) or are at an age of heightened susceptibility to exposure. Her work includes using environmental mixtures methods and novel biomarkers of exposure, such as deciduous “baby” teeth to estimate retrospective elemental exposures.

Selected Publications

Bauer et al.,  “Associations of a Metal Mixture Measured in Multiple Biomarkers with IQ: Evidence from Italian Adolescents Living Near Ferroalloy Industry ”. Environmental Health Perspectives. September 2020. org/10.1289/EHP6803

Friedman et al., “Multiple metals in children’s deciduous teeth: results from a community-initiated pilot study.” Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. November 2021.

Schildroth et. al., ““Associations of a Metal Mixture with Iron Status in U.S. Adolescents: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey”. Child and Adolescent New Directions. April 2022.

Bauer et al., “Sex-specific associations of prenatal metal exposures with longitudinal child behavior in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study”. Exposure and Health. March 2023.

Bauer et al., “Critical windows of susceptibility in the association between manganese and neurocognition in Italian adolescents living near ferro-manganese industry.” Neurotoxicology. December 2021.

Bauer et al., “Associations of metals and neurodevelopment: a review of recent evidence on susceptibility factors”. Current Epidemiology Reports. October 30th, 2020.

Bauer et al., “Manganese in teeth and neurobehavior: sex-specific windows of susceptibility”. Environment International. November 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.013.

Schildroth et al., “Associations of an Industry-Relevant Metal Mixture with Verbal Learning and Memory in Italian Adolescents: The Modifying Role of Iron Status”. Environmental Research. February 2023.

Anglen et al., “Occupational mercury exposure in association with prevalence of multiple sclerosis and tremor among US dentists. The Journal of the American Dental Association. September 2015.146(9), pp.659-668.

Buchanan et al., “Methyl mercury exposure in populations at risk: Analysis of NHANES 2011–2012.” Environmental research140 (2015): 56-64.

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Post-doctoral training, Department of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
PhD, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 2020
MS, Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
BS, Biomedical Sciences with honors, Colorado State University, 2010
BA, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish conc.) with honors, Colorado State University, 2010

Professional Memberships

Chicago Center for Health and Environment (CACHET)

International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)

International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)