Gretchen Bandoli, PhD

Dr. Bandoli is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Better Beginnings at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bandoli earned her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, where her research and training focused on pediatric and perinatal epidemiology and epidemiologic methods. Dr. Bandoli completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Better Beginnings, and was the recipient of a NIH TL1 fellowship, where she researched maternal psychological health and neurodevelopment in the offspring.

Dr. Bandoli’s research primarily focuses on maternal exposures in pregnancy, including mental illness, medications, and alcohol and adverse outcomes in the offspring. She is particularly interested in ways to refine exposure assessment, primarily through statistical methodologies or inclusion of biomarkers. She is also an Associate Director in the Center for Life Course Research at UCSD, and teaches a graduate level course on life course research.