2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by Legacy, Inc)
Audrey Gaskins, ScD (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health)
Title: “Microplastics and Male Fertility”
Audrey Gaskins, Sc.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She earned her doctoral degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This training was preceded by a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Duke University. As a reproductive and environmental epidemiologist, Dr. Gaskins’ research uses creative study designs and methodologies to advance the science in the area of environmental, dietary, and lifestyle influences on human reproduction. Her research, which includes over 150 papers, has been cited more than 3,500 times and resulted in many awards including the NIEHS Extramural Science Paper of the Year, the Best New Researcher Award from the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, the Rising Star Award from the Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Research, and New Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She has been the principal investigator of three research grants from the NIEHS including a recently completed K99/R00 award on maternal exposure to air pollution and early pregnancy outcomes, an ongoing R01 focused on air pollution and fertility among couples undergoing donor oocyte ART, and a newly awarded R21 on extreme heat and human reproduction using national ART surveillance data. Dr. Gaskins serves on the executive board of the Nutrition and Environmental Special Interest Groups of ASRM and as Member-at-Large for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. She is currently a methodological editor for Fertility & Sterility and on the editorial board for the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.