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Susanna Mitro, PhD, is a staff scientist at the Division of Research. She is also a scholar with the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program. BIRCWH is a career development program for women's health research and a collaborative effort between the University of California, San Francisco, and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
Her research focus is on uterine fibroids, environmental exposures, and women's long-term cardiometabolic health. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, where she studied the natural history of uterine fibroids during pregnancy and their effect on maternal and neonatal health.
She earned a PhD from Harvard University in Population Health Sciences, in Epidemiology. Her doctoral research evaluated associations between exposures to environmental chemicals and maternal health in pregnancy and postpartum, using metabolomics methods to test underlying biological mechanisms. She also holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College.