Lauren LaDuca is a recent graduate of our program: she earned a Master of Science in Agricultural Safety and Health with a focus in Epidemiology in May 2018. Her thesis is entitled: "Understanding exposure to neonicotinoids in seed treatment and handling." She is originally from Easton, PA, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Lauren's research focused on the life-cycle of neonicotinoids and possible routes of exposure. During her time as a graduate student, Lauren was involved with the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Her interests include the effects of pesticide exposure on farmers, consumers, and the environment. Lauren hopes to work with an NGO focusing on agricultural safety and health, as well as sustainability.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brandi Janssen