Dr. Jackie Goodrich is a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Goodrich completed her undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and her doctoral degree in Toxicology at the University of Michigan. She furthered her training with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan focused on epigenetics and environmental epidemiology.
Professor Goodrich's research interests combine toxicology, epidemiology and epigenomics with the goal of identifying epigenetically labile genomic regions that contribute to environmentally-induced disease susceptibility at various life-stages (in utero, early childhood, and adulthood). She is currently assessing the impact of chemical exposures from occupational practices or the environment (e.g., mercury, lead, phthalates) on epigenetic modifications (DNA methylation) in epidemiological cohorts from around the globe using both candidate gene and epigenome-wide approaches. She is also interested in the impacts of heavy metal exposures on health in both adults and children.
Goodrich J.M., Dolinoy D.C., Sanchez B.N., Zhang Z., Meeker J., Mercado-Garcia A., Solano-González M., Hu H., Téllez-Rojo M.M., Peterson K.E. 2016. Adolescent epigenetic profiles and environmental exposures from early life through peri-adolescence. Environmental Epigenetics, DOI 10.1093/eep/dvw018.
Goodrich J.M., Reddy P., Naidoo R.N., Asharam K., Batterman S., Dolinoy D.C. 2016. Prenatal exposures and DNA methylation in newborns: A Pilot Study in Durban, South Africa. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 18, 908-917. PMID: 27359112.
Parajuli R.P.†, Goodrich J.M.†, Chou H.N., Gruninger S.E., Dolinoy D.C., Franzblau A., Basu N. 2016. Genetic polymorphisms are associated with hair, blood, and urine mercury levels in the American Dental Association (ADA) Study participants. Environmental Research. 149, 247-258. PMCID: PMC4897752.
Goodrich J.M., Chou H.N., Gruninger S.E., Franzblau A., Basu N. 2016. Exposures of Dental Professionals to Elemental Mercury and Methylmercury. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 26, 78-85. PMCID: PMC4689636.
Goodrich J.M.†, Sánchez B.†, Dolinoy D.C., Zhang Z., Hernández-Ávila M., Hu H., Peterson K.E., Téllez-Rojo M.M. 2015. Quality Control and Statistical Modeling for Environmental Epigenetics: A Study on in Utero Lead Exposure and DNA Methylation at Birth. Epigenetics. 10, 19-30. PMCID: PMC4622744.