Hi, I’m Annie

I’m an environmental health scientist and environmental epidemiologist. My work focuses on understanding the relationship between metal exposures (arsenic, mercury, lead, etc.) and related disease, and on assessing population-level metal exposures using both biological and environmental monitoring.

I am most invested in and motivated by projects that:

I’m currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and am involved with the Columbia University Superfund Research Program. I hold a Ph.D in Environmental Health Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (2020), a Sc.M. in Environmental Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016), and a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College (2014), where I also studied Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

“Health is a human right. The public health community exists to safeguard that right.”


Contact me:

Anne (Annie) Nigra, ScM, PhD
Dept of Environmental Health Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
722 West 168th St, Rm 1107, New York, NY 10032
Pronouns: she/her/hers