Dr. Laura Vandenberg is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Trained as a developmental biologist and endocrinologist, Dr. Vandenberg’s laboratory research focuses on how low-level exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals, and in particular compounds that mimic estrogens, can induce diseases. She is especially interested in the effects of estrogenic compounds on breast cancer and works to determine when individuals are most susceptible to these exposures. Outside of the lab, her research critically evaluates issues that affect risk and hazard assessments for endocrine disrupting chemicals including low dose effects, non-monotonic dose responses, critical windows of susceptibility, routes of exposure, and testing methods. Dr. Vandenberg is an author on 84 peer reviewed papers and ten book chapters. She has served on a number of US and international expert panels to assess endocrine disrupting chemicals and is regularly asked to speak at conferences around the world.