Aisha Dickerson

Part-time Lecturer
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 316 Robinson Hall

Dr. Dickerson is a Part-time Lecturer at Northeastern and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health University. She is an environmental epidemiologist with a research focus on environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Her past research has primarily evaluated associations between exposures to air pollution and heavy metals and risk of autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, she continues to investigate the influence of disparities in autism assessment and service provision along with environmental justice in low-income communities. Currently, she is working on several projects investigating early life exposures, including physical activity, occupation, and diet, and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Dickerson also completed a year of postdoctoral training at the US Environmental Protection Agency before returning to academia through her current position at Harvard. She teaches Introduction to Epidemiology at Northeastern.

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PhD, Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

MSPH, Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

BS, Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Research Interests: Air pollution, occupational exposures, autism spectrum disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, environmental justice