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Jaime Butler-Dawson, PhD, MPH

Research Associate

Jaime Butler-Dawson

Dr. Butler-Dawson is a researcher with the Center for Health, Work & Environment where she conducts international population-based research. Jaime received her PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa and has an MPH in Environmental Health from Boston University. Jaime served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Her main area of research is the impact of occupational and environmental exposures on agricultural workers. Current work examines the impact of nephrotoxic exposures on kidney function among sugarcane workers in Guatemala.

Research Interests
  • Assessing health impacts resulting from environmental and occupational exposures in vulnerable populations.
  • Global issues in environmental and occupational health with particular emphasis on chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers.
  • Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.

Key Publications

Sanyang E, Butler-Dawson J, Mikulski MA, Cook T, Kuye RA, Venzke K, Fuortes LJ. Environmental and occupational health needs assessment in West Africa: opportunities for research and training. Int J Public Health. 2017 Mar; 62(2):317-325.

Butler-Dawson J, Galvin K, Thorne PS, Rohlman DS. Organophosphorus pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral performance in Latino children living in an orchard community. Neurotoxicology. 2016 Mar; 53:165-72.


PhD, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa

MPH, Environmental Health, Boston University

BS, Biology/Chemistry, Northwest Nazarene University


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