Ondine S. von Ehrenstein

Associate Professor

Associated Faculty
310.206.5324

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young DR S, 41-269A CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Academic Titles/Accomplishments/Affiliations:

PhD, Public Health/Epidemiology
MPH, Epidemiology
MSc, Biology


Research interest:
Global health; reproductive, perinatal and child health and development; environmental and lifestyle factors; life-course and reproductive epidemiology; child health disparities; biomarkers in population research; policy impacts.

I specialise in global reproductive, perinatal and child health, including birth outcomes, neurodevelopment, autism, cognition, and asthma. My work emphasizes the life-course approach, focusing on the early life period as it sets the stage for life long health. My research involves large population studies to examine linkages between prenatal and early life environmental, lifestyle and community factors, and reproductive, childhood and population health. My current research takes place internationally and in California. The overarching aim of my work is creating population based evidence that can impact policies and translate into community based prevention.

Recent Publications
Predicting Ambient Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides during Pregnancy and Risk of Cerebral Palsy: A Population-Based Study in California. 
Liew Z, von Ehrenstein OS, Ling C, Yuan Y, Meng Q, Cui X, Park AS, Uldall P, Olsen J, Cockburn M, Ritz BToxics. 2020 Sep;8(3):52.

Untargeted Metabolomics Screen of Mid-pregnancy Maternal Serum and Autism in Offspring. 
Ritz B, Yan Q, Uppal K, Liew Z, Cui X, Ling C, Inoue K, von Ehrenstein O, Walker DI, Jones DP. Autism Research. 2020 Jun 4.

Occupational livestock or animal dust exposure and offspring cancer risk in Denmark, 1968-2016. 
Hall C, Hansen J, von Ehrenstein OS, He D, Olsen J, Ritz B, Heck JEInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2020 Feb 5:1-0.