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Todd A. Jusko, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-8784

Office: (585) 273-2849

Fax: (585) 424-1469

Research Labs

Rochester Environment and Child Health (REACH) Laboratory

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Faculty Appointments



As an environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Jusko's research interests concern the environmental causes of human disease. Within this broad area, Dr. Jusko's research primarily focuses on how environmental chemicals contribute to adverse immunological development over the entire lifespan. He is interested in the immune system as both a disease outcome (e.g., asthma, lowered vaccine response, development of autoimmunity), and as a mechanism of susceptibility for other disease outcomes, such as neurobehavioral development.

Dr. Jusko is exploring these questions in a diverse set of populations. For instance, he is investigating whether in utero and early postnatal exposure to persistent pollutants is associated with measures of immune system function in a cohort of children in eastern Slovakia. In adults, he is examining whether chemical exposures are associated with antinuclear antibodies (ANA), autoantibodies frequently observed in individuals with systemic autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He is also a longtime collaborator on the Rochester Lead Study, which examines the potential neurobehavioral effects of early life lead exposure in a cohort of children in Rochester NY, and an NIEHS-led project examining neurodevelopment in a birth cohort of approximately 10,000 mother-infant pairs (the Generation R Study) in relation to in utero exposure to organophosphate pesticide metabolites.



BS | Cornell University
Human Development

MS | University of Washington

PhD | University of Washington

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2009 - 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH (2009-2013)


Early Career Travel Grant
Sponsor: Society of Toxicology

NIEHS Intramural Paper of the Month (Satoh et al. 2012)

2007 - 2009
J. William Fulbright Scholar
Location: Slovak Republic

Student Travel Award
Sponsor: International Neurotoxicology Society

Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Behavioral Toxicology Society

Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Human Ecology Alumni Association, Cornell University

Student Travel Award
Sponsor: Society of Toxicology

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Journal Articles

Kleckner IR, Jusko TA, Culakova E, Chung K, Kleckner AS, Asare M, Inglis JE, Loh KP, Peppone LJ, Miller J, Melnik M, Kasbari S, Ossip D, Mustian KM. "Longitudinal study of inflammatory, behavioral, clinical, and psychosocial risk factors for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy." Breast cancer research and treatment.. 2021 Jun 30; Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Li R, Kreher DA, Jusko TA, Chapman BP, Bonham AD, Seplaki CL. "Prospective Association between Dysmenorrhea and Chronic Pain Development in Community-Dwelling Women." The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society.. 2021 Mar 21; Epub 2021 Mar 21.

Feiler MO, Caserta MT, van Wijngaarden E, Thevenet-Morrison K, Hardy DJ, Zhang YV, Dozier AM, Lawrence BP, Jusko TA. "Environmental Lead Exposure and Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Diagnoses in Young Children: A Test-Negative Case-Control Study." International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2020 Oct 19; 17(20)Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Risk: Lead Poisoning
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Author List: Canfield RL, Jusko TA
Edited By: Haith MM, Benson JB
Published By: Elsevier 2008