Ana Navas AcienProfessor and Vice-Chair of Research
Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University

Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research investigates the health effects of environmental exposures, molecular pathways and gene-environment interactions, and effective interventions for reducing involuntary exposures and their health effects. She trained in Medicine at the University of Granada, Spain, and completed her residency training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Hospital La Paz, Madrid and her PhD in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She directs the Columbia University Northern Plains Superfund Research Program, a center that integrates science, technology, and traditional knowledge to protect the Northern Plains water resources and Indigenous communities from hazardous metal exposures. Among other advisory committees and roles, she serves as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.