Astrid Zamora

University of Michigan School of Public Health



Astrid is a 3rd-year Ph.D. Candidate in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Before beginning her doctoral training, Astrid completed a BS in Nutrition Science and Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis, and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In between undergraduate and graduate school, she worked at the California EPA developing methods to analyze per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in maternal serum and drinking water. Her doctoral research, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), focuses on exploring pathways linking EDCs and sex steroids to sleep and metabolic outcomes among Mexican girls and women during critical reproductive periods in women�s health. Outside of her dissertation, Astrid conducts pedagogic research focused on understanding the barriers to creating more equitable learning environments for historically marginalized and underrepresented students in higher education. She enjoys being a mentor and always strives to support her mentees by meeting them wherever they may be in their respective academic trajectories. Though she is not an avid tweeter, Astrid enjoys connecting with folks via various social media platforms. Find her on Twitter at

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