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Emily S. Barrett, Ph.D.


Appointment (585) 275-9187

About Me

Faculty Appointments

Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)

Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Joint


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Post-doctoral Research Fellow- Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 2007 - 2007

Post-doctoral fellow- Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities- University of California- Los Angeles 2007 - 2009


PhD | Harvard University. Biological Anthropology. 2006

MA | Harvard University. Biological Anthropology. 2002

BA | Amherst College. Biology; English. 1998


BIRCWH Scholar. 2011 - 2015

Science Communication Fellow. 2010 - 2011

Post-doctoral Fellow. 2007 - 2009

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award. 2004 - 2006

Advanced Studies Award. 2004 - 2005

Early Training and Research Award. 2003 - 2004

Certificate in Distinction of Teaching. 2003 - 2005


Journal Articles

Predictors of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Early Pregnancy: Results from a Multi-Center Cohort.

Barrett ES, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Butts S, Wang C, Nguyen R, Bush N, Redmon JB, Sheshu S, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S

Maternal and child health journal.. 2019 March 23 (3):397-407. Epub 1900 01 01.

Allostatic load, a measure of chronic physiological stress, is associated with pregnancy outcomes, but not fertility, among women with unexplained infertility.

Barrett ES, Vitek W, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Legro RS, Alvero R, Baker V, Bates GW, Casson P, Coutifaris C, Eisenberg E, Hansen K, Krawetz S, Robinson R, Rosen M, Usadi R, Zhang H, Santoro N, Diamond M

Human reproduction.. 2018 September 133 (9):1757-1766. Epub 1900 01 01.

Association between prenatal psychological stress and oxidative stress during pregnancy.

Eick SM, Barrett ES, van 't Erve TJ, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Milne G, Swan SH, Ferguson KK

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology.. 2018 July 32 (4):318-326. Epub 03/30/2018.

Anogenital distance in newborn daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome indicates fetal testosterone exposure.

Barrett ES, Hoeger KM, Sathyanarayana S, Abbott DH, Redmon JB, Nguyen RHN, Swan SH

Journal of developmental origins of health and disease.. 2018 June 9 (3):307-314. Epub 01/09/2018.

First and second trimester urinary metabolic profiles and fetal growth restriction: an exploratory nested case-control study within the infant development and environment study.

Luthra G, Vuckovic I, Bangdiwala A, Gray H, Redmon JB, Barrett ES, Sathyanarayana S, Nguyen RHN, Swan SH, Zhang S, Dzeja P, Macura SI, Nair KS

BMC pregnancy and childbirth.. 2018 February 818 (1):48. Epub 02/08/2018.

Individual differences in developmental plasticity: a role for early androgens?

Del Giudice, M; Barrett, ES; Belsky, J; Hartman, S; Martel, MM; Sangenstedt, S; Kuzawa, C.

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018; : 165-173.

First-Trimester Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration in Relation to Anogenital Distance, an Androgen-Sensitive Measure of Reproductive Development, in Infant Girls.

Barrett ES, Sathyanarayana S, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Redmon JB, Nguyen RHN, Swan SH

Environmental health perspectives.. 2017 July 11125 (7):077008. Epub 07/11/2017.

Toxicoanthropology: Phthalate exposure in relation to market access in a remote forager-horticulturalist population.

Sobolewski M, Weiss B, Martin M, Gurven M, Barrett E

International journal of hygiene and environmental health.. 2017 July 220 (5):799-809. Epub 03/27/2017.

Early Prenatal Phthalate Exposure, Sex Steroid Hormones, and Birth Outcomes.

Sathyanarayana S, Butts S, Wang C, Barrett E, Nguyen R, Schwartz SM, Haaland W, Swan SH,

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism.. 2017 June 1102 (6):1870-1878. Epub 1900 01 01.

Toxicoanthropology: phthalate exposure in relation to market access in a remote forager-horticulturalist population

Sobolewski, M; Weiss, B; Martin, M; Gurven, M; Barrett, E.

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2017; 220(5): 799-809.

Early pregnancy phthalate exposure, sex steroid hormones, and newborn reproductive outcomes

Sathyanarayana, S; Butts, S; Wang, C; Barrett, ES; Nguyen, RHN; Schwartz, SM; Haaland, W; Swan, SH; the TIDES Study Team.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2017; 102(6): 1870-1878.

First trimester phthalate exposure and male newborn genital anomalies.

Sathyanarayana S, Grady R, Barrett ES, Redmon B, Nguyen RH, Barthold JS, Bush NR, Swan SH

Environmental research.. 2016 November 151 :777-782. Epub 08/23/2016.

First Trimester Phthalate Exposure and Infant Birth Weight in the Infant Development and Environment Study.

Sathyanarayana S, Barrett E, Nguyen R, Redmon B, Haaland W, Swan SH

International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2016 September 2313 (10)Epub 09/23/2016.

Timing of prenatal phthalate exposure in relation to genital endpoints in male newborns.

Martino-Andrade AJ, Liu F, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Redmon JB, Nguyen RH, Levine H, Swan SH,

Andrology.. 2016 July 4 (4):585-93. Epub 04/07/2016.

Prenatal Stress as a Modifier of Associations between Phthalate Exposure and Reproductive Development: results from a Multicentre Pregnancy Cohort Study.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Sathyanarayana S, Redmon JB, Nguyen RH, Swan SH

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology.. 2016 March 30 (2):105-14. Epub 11/17/2015.

Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations in relation to history of infertility and use of assisted reproductive technology.

Alur S, Wang H, Hoeger K, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S, Redmon BJ, Nguyen R, Barrett ES

Fertility and sterility.. 2015 November 104 (5):1227-35. Epub 08/11/2015.

Stress and Androgen Activity During Fetal Development.

Barrett ES, Swan SH

Endocrinology.. 2015 October 156 (10):3435-41. Epub 08/04/2015.

Reducing Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Through Maternal Dietary Changes: Results from a Pilot Study.

Barrett ES, Velez M, Qiu X, Chen SR

Maternal and child health journal.. 2015 September 19 (9):1936-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Partially Mediates Phthalate Association With Male and Female Anogenital Distance.

Adibi JJ, Lee MK, Naimi AI, Barrett E, Nguyen RH, Sathyanarayana S, Zhao Y, Thiet MP, Redmon JB, Swan SH

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism.. 2015 September 100 (9):E1216-24. Epub 07/22/2015.

Perfluoroalkyl substances and ovarian hormone concentrations in naturally cycling women.

Barrett ES, Chen C, Thurston SW, Haug LS, Sabaredzovic A, Fjeldheim FN, Frydenberg H, Lipson SF, Ellison PT, Thune I

Fertility and sterility.. 2015 May 103 (5):1261-70.e3. Epub 03/04/2015.

Stability of proposed biomarkers of prenatal androgen exposure over the menstrual cycle.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Swan SH

Journal of developmental origins of health and disease.. 2015 April 6 (2):149-57. Epub 01/13/2015.

First trimester phthalate exposure and anogenital distance in newborns.

Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Janssen S, Liu F, Nguyen RH, Redmon JB,

Human reproduction.. 2015 April 30 (4):963-72. Epub 02/18/2015.

Anogenital distance and penile width measurements in The Infant Development and the Environment Study (TIDES): methods and predictors.

Sathyanarayana S, Grady R, Redmon JB, Ivicek K, Barrett E, Janssen S, Nguyen R, Swan SH,

Journal of pediatric urology.. 2015 April 11 (2):76.e1-6. Epub 03/07/2015.

Women who are married or living as married have higher salivary estradiol and progesterone than unmarried women.

Barrett ES, Tran V, Thurston SW, Frydenberg H, Lipson SF, Thune I, Ellison PT

American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council.. 2015 27 (4):501-7. Epub 03/07/2015.

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure and maternally reported behavior in boys and girls.

Evans SF, Kobrosly RW, Barrett ES, Thurston SW, Calafat AM, Weiss B, Stahlhut R, Yolton K, Swan SH

Neurotoxicology.. 2014 December 45 :91-9. Epub 10/13/2014.

Environmental exposure to di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate is associated with low interest in sexual activity in premenopausal women.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Wang C, Drobnis EZ, Redmon JB, Swan SH

Hormones and behavior.. 2014 November 66 (5):787-92. Epub 11/08/2014.

Dietary phthalate exposure in pregnant women and the impact of consumer practices.

Serrano SE, Karr CJ, Seixas NS, Nguyen RH, Barrett ES, Janssen S, Redmon B, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S

International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2014 June 1211 (6):6193-215. Epub 06/12/2014.

Differences in ovarian hormones in relation to parity and time since last birth.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Windham GC, Swan SH

Fertility and sterility.. 2014 June 101 (6):1773-80.e1. Epub 03/28/2014.

Environmental health attitudes and behaviors: findings from a large pregnancy cohort study.

Barrett ES, Sathyanarayana S, Janssen S, Redmon JB, Nguyen RH, Kobrosly R, Swan SH,

European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology.. 2014 May 176 :119-25. Epub 02/26/2014.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: do endocrine-disrupting chemicals play a role?

Barrett ES, Sobolewski M

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2014 May 32 (3):166-76. Epub 04/08/2014.

Exposure to prenatal life events stress is associated with masculinized play behavior in girls.

Barrett ES, Redmon JB, Wang C, Sparks A, Swan SH

Neurotoxicology.. 2014 March 41 :20-7. Epub 01/07/2014.

Evidence for sexually dimorphic associations between maternal characteristics and anogenital distance, a marker of reproductive development.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Redmon JB, Swan SH

American journal of epidemiology.. 2014 January 1179 (1):57-66. Epub 10/11/2013.

Phthalate exposure and reproductive hormone concentrations in pregnancy.

Sathyanarayana S, Barrett E, Butts S, Wang CW, Swan S

Reproduction : the official journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility.. 2014 147 (4):401-9. Epub 03/02/2014.

Mechanisms of prenatal programing: identifying and distinguishing the impact of steroid hormones.

O'Connor TG, Barrett ES

Frontiers in endocrinology.. 2014 5 :52. Epub 04/14/2014.

Prenatal exposure to stressful life events is associated with masculinized anogenital distance (AGD) in female infants.

Barrett ES, Parlett LE, Sathyanarayana S, Liu F, Redmon JB, Wang C, Swan SH

Physiology & behavior.. 2013 April 10114-115 :14-20. Epub 03/13/2013.

Marriage and motherhood are associated with lower testosterone concentrations in women.

Barrett ES, Tran V, Thurston S, Jasienska G, Furberg AS, Ellison PT, Thune I

Hormones and behavior.. 2013 January 63 (1):72-9. Epub 11/01/2012.

Socioeconomic factors and phthalate metabolite concentrations among United States women of reproductive age.

Kobrosly RW, Parlett LE, Stahlhut RW, Barrett ES, Swan SH

Environmental research.. 2012 May 115 :11-7. Epub 04/01/2012.

Influence of birth weight and adult body composition on 17beta-estradiol levels in young women.

Finstad SE, Emaus A, Potischman N, Barrett E, Furberg AS, Ellison PT, Jasienska G, Thune I

Cancer causes & control : CCC.. 2009 March 20 (2):233-42. Epub 10/14/2008.

Looking back at pediatrics to move forward in obstetrics.

Halfon N, DuPlessis H, Barrett E

Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology.. 2008 December 20 (6):566-73. Epub 1900 01 01.

Psychosocial stress and pregnancy outcome.

Hobel CJ, Goldstein A, Barrett ES

Clinical obstetrics and gynecology.. 2008 June 51 (2):333-48. Epub 1900 01 01.

Finger length ratio (2D:4D) and sex differences in aggresssion during a simulated war game.

McInytre, MH; Barrett, ES; McDermott, R; Johnson, DDP; Cowden, J; & Rosen, SP.

Personality and Individual Differences. 2007; 42: 755-64.

Overconfidence in wargames: experimental evidence on expectations, aggression, gender and testosterone.

Johnson DD, McDermott R, Barrett ES, Cowden J, Wrangham R, McIntyre MH, Peter Rosen S

Proceedings. Biological sciences. 2006 October 7273 (1600):2513-20. Epub 1900 01 01.

Marriage and fatherhood are associated with lower testosterone in males.

Gray, PB; Kahlenberg, SM; Barrett, EB; Lipson, SF; & Ellison, PT.

Evolution and Human Behavior. 2002; 23(3): 193-201.

Duration of Lactation, Maternal Metabolic Profile, and Body Composition in the Norwegian EBBA I-Study.

Tørris C; Thune I; Emaus A; Finstad SE; Bye A; Furberg AS; Barrett E; Jasienska G; Ellison P; Hjartåker A.

Breastfeeding Medicine. .

Marriage and motherhood are associated with lower testosterone concentrations in women.

Barrett, ES; Tran, V; Thurston, S; Jasienska, GJ; Furberg, AS; Ellison, PT; Thune, I.

Hormones and Behavior. .

A factor analysis approach to examining relationships among ovarian steroid concentrations, gonadotropin concentrations, and menstrual cycle length characteristics in healthy, cycling women.

Barrett, ES; Thune, I; Lipson, SF; Furberg, AS; Ellison, PT.

Human Reproduction. .

Anogenital distance is related to ovarian follicular number in young Spanish women: a cross-sectional study.

Mendiola, J; Roca, M; Mínguez-Alarcón, L; Mira-Escolano, MP; López-Espín, JJ; Barrett, ES, Swan, SH; Torres-Cantero, AM.

Environmental Health. .

Using the Health Belief Model to illustrate factors that influence risk assessment during pregnancy and implications for prenatal education about endocrine disruptors.

Chen, S; Barrett, ES; Velez, M; Conn, K; Heinert, S; Qiu, X.

Policy Futures in Education. .


Formative Experiences (2009)

Chapter: Translations from Human Development to Public Policy

Authors: Halfon, N; Barrett, E; Kuo, A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2009

The Changing Face of Disease (2004)

Chapter: Life history perspectives on human disease

Authors: Ellison, PT, Barrett, ES

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, London 2004