Dr. Aisha Dickerson announced as Recipient of 2019 Victoria S. Levin Award
Dr. Aisha S. Dickerson is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in Environmental Challenges and affiliated with the Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities at the Bloomberg School. Her selected mentor is Dr. M. Daniele Fallin. Dr. Dickerson holds a BS in Biology and MSPH in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She received a year of postdoctoral training at the US Environmental Protection Agency before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her interdisciplinary research primarily focuses on environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Additionally, she investigates the influence of disparities in neurodevelopmental assessments and service provision along with environmental justice issues in underserved communities. Her work under this award will examine parental occupational exposures to persistent and accumulative toxicants, such as heavy metals and solvents, and risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring.
About the Victoria S. Levin Award
The Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research was established to honor and carry forward the focus of Victoria S. Levin’s life's work in scientific research addressing young children’s mental health. Honoring Vicki’s 30 years of distinguished service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the award’s aim is to heighten the chances of early success in achieving NIH funding for developmentally-informed research that addresses the early foundations of children’s mental health and well-being. The Victoria S. Levin Award is made possible by the donations of hundreds of Vicki’s friends, colleagues, and family members.