Research Team

The PFAS Exposure research team at Duke is a collaboration of students, faculty, and staff from the Nicholas School of the Environment, Pratt School of Engineering, Nicholas Institute for Policy Solutions, and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. With the variation in training and education from each of these schools, all of our team members bring a unique set of skills to the PFAS Exposure Study. 

Heather Stapleton, PhD, Nicholas School of the Environment | Principal Investigator 


Exposure Study & River Study

Kate Hoffman, PhD, Nicholas School of the Environment | Assistant Research Professor


Exposure Study & Health Study

Sam Hall, Nicholas School of the Environment | PhD Student


Exposure Study & Animal Study

Lee Ferguson, PhD, Pratt School of Engineering | Associate Professor


River Study

Kateri Salk, PhD, Nicholas School of the Environment | Visiting Assistant Professor


River Study

George Tait, Nicholas School of the Environment| Research Technician


River Study

Liping Feng, PhD, School of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynecology | Associate Professor


Animal Study

Chrissy Crute, Nicholas School of the Environment | PhD Student


Animal Study

Amy Pickle, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions | State Policy Program Director


Policy Study

Kay Jowers, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions | Senior Policy Associate


Policy Study

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