Areas of Expertise:
cancer | asthma | pesticides | toxins | occupational health | environmental health | Alzheimer's disease | Parkinson's disease
Beate Ritz, a professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and an expert on the connection between contaminants and the risk of disease. In her work as an epidemiologist, Ritz has studied the health effects of occupational and environmental toxins such as pesticides, ionizing radiation, and air pollution on chronic diseases including neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, and adverse birth outcomes and asthma.
Ritz, who is a member of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, has also examined the link between autism and the environment.
Ritz is available to do interviews in German.