Michelle Del Rio
Open Research and Contributor Identifier
Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Texas at El Paso, Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 2021
University of Texas at El Paso, M.P.H., Hispanic and Border Health, 2015
University of Texas at El Paso, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, 2010
- 2022-present: Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
- 2021-2022: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
- 2023-present: Principal Investigator, "Targeting homes with high risks by leveraging big data and advanced machine-learning algorithms" (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD NLTS00020-20)
- 2023-present: Principal Investigator, "A Rapid Community Assessment: Connecting health with water, wastewater, and stormwater needs" (Indiana Finance Authority, NR 198821)
- 2023-present: Principal Investigator, "A pilot needs assessment to support Uplands students in drinking plentiful safe, clean water at school" (IU Center for Rural Engagement, SCHOOLH2O)
Dr. Del Rio conducts interdisciplinary, and community engaged research to understand the relationships between environmental exposures and social determinants of health and develop low-cost structural interventions for under resourced communities and socially vulnerable populations. Her current projects aim to reduce water insecurity in rural communities in Indiana and prevent chronic low-level lead (Pb) exposure in U.S. children.
Del Rio, M., & MacDonald Gibson, J. (2023) Factors influencing inequities in lead exposure in United States children: A systematic review. International Public Health Journal, 15(3). (in press)
Del Rio, Lasley, P., Tallon, Lindsay, Kauth, JM., Bare, G., McCurdy, L., Etzel, R.A. (2023). Critical competencies in children's environmental health. Journal of Environmental Health. 85(6), 26-30.
Sobin, C., Gutierrez-Vega, M., Flores-Montoya, G., Del Rio, M., Alvarez. J.M., Obeng, A., Avila, J., Hettiarachchi, G. (2023). Improving equitability and inclusion in testing and detection of lead poisoning in U.S. children. The Milbank Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12596
Del Rio, M., MacDonald Gibson, J. (2023). Environmental Determinants of Health. Book chapter in Chronic Illness Care (in press)
Del Rio, M., Obeng, A., Galkaduwa, B., Rodriguez, C., Costa, C., Chavarria, C. A., Navarro, E. A., Avila, J., Wekumbura, C., Hargrove, W. L., Hettiarachchi, G., & Sobin, C. (2022). An interdisciplinary team-based approach for significantly reducing lower-level lead poisoning in U.S. children. Toxicology reports, 10, 76?86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2022.12.004
Del Rio, M., Sobin, C., Hettiarachchi, G. (2022). Biological factors that impact variability of lead absorption and BLL estimation in children: Implications for child blood lead level testing practices. Journal of Environmental Health, 85(5), 18-26.