Lissa Soares, MPH, Ph.D.

Lissa Soares, MPH, PhD

Lissa Soares, MPH, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Associate

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jaymie Meliker


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Ph.D., Environmental Health Science, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2020)

MPH, Disaster Management, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2017)

BA, Environmental Science, Barnard College of Columbia University (2015)

Professional Experience:

  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Program in Public Health, Stony Brook Medicine, 2022-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2021-2022

Research Interests:

Addressing health disparities in environmental health research; Transdisciplinary science and team science; Mixtures of nutrients and heavy metal contaminants with shared exposure routes (e.g. dietary fatty acids and selenium with methylmercury exposures from habitual fish consumption); Climate change impacts on public health; Urine cadmium and risk of muscle loss.

Select Publications: 

de la Bastide, C., Soares, L., Lui, L.-Y., Harrington, J., Cawthon, P., Orwoll, E., Kado, D., & Meliker, J. (2024). A protocol for the prospective study of urinary cadmium with risk of fracture, bone loss, and muscle loss. JBMR Plus.

de la Bastide, C. Soares, L.F., Palermo, D. Eliot, M., Li, Y., Fruh, V., Babalola, T., James, K.A., Harrington, J.M., Wellenius, G.A., Tjonneland, A., Raaschou-Nielsen, O., & Meliker, J.R. (2023). Urine antimony and risk of cardiovascular disease -- A prospective acse-cohort study in Danish Non-Smokers. Environment International, 181, 108269.

Covert H,  Soares L,, Wahid F, et al. Priorities for Bolstering Public Health Resilience in the Context of Climate Change in Dominica and Puerto Rico. Annals of Global Health. 2022 July 27; 88(1):-. Available from: DOI: 10.5334/aogh.3876

Zijlmans W, Wickliffe J, Hindori-Mohangoo A, MacDonald-Ottevanger S, Ouboter P, Landburg G, Codrington J, Roosblad J, Baldewsingh G, Ramjatan R, Gokoel A, Abdoel Wahid F, Fortes Soares L, et al. Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH) Cohort Study: influences of complex environmental exposures on maternal and child health in Suriname. BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 13;10(9):e034702. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7488800.

Lichtveld M, Sherchan S, Gam KB, Kwok RK, Mundorf C, Shankar A, Soares L.The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Through the Lens of Human Health and the Ecosystem.  Curr Environ Health Rep. 2016 Dec;3(4):370-378. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5112119.

Yan B, Stute M, Panettieri RA Jr, Ross J, Mailloux B, Neidell MJ, Soares L, et al. Association of groundwater constituents with topography and distance to  unconventional gas wells in NE Pennsylvania. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Jan 15;577:195-201. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5116425.