Dr. Robert Wright

Dr. Robert Wright is a pediatrician and epidemiologist at Children's Hospital, Boston and Harvard School of Public Health(HSPH). He is the Director of the Harvard Superfund Research Program and is the Principal Investigator of an ongoing birth cohort in Mexico City (Early Life Exposures in Mexico and ENvironmental Toxicology-ELEMENT) in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico and the National Institute of Perinatology. This cohort is studying interactions between metals and psychosocial stress (such as exposure to violence). He also founded the (Metals Assessment Targeting Community Health) MATCH study in Tar Creek, Oklahoma. His research expertise is in the field of gene-environment interaction in child development and the role of psychosocial stressors as modifiers of metal toxicity. He has published over 100 papers, most of which deal with Environmental Health issues and served on numerous national committee/advisory boards in the field of Pediatric Environmental Health. Dr. Wright directs the Metals Research Core at HSPH, and the affiliated environmental chemistry laboratory. He is the Research Director of the Region 1, Pediatric Environmental Health Subspecialty Unit and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health.