|Dr. Grace LeMasters is a Professor of Epidemiology. For over two decades she has conducted research on epidemiological studies related to respiratory disease, cytogenetic effects, reproductive effects of children's health, and musculoskeletal research. She has received funding as the principle investigator of a 8 year study on diesel exposure and allergic diseases including asthma in children which examines the relationship between gene:gene and gene:environment interactions. She has conducted research on men and women in the military for over 15 years examining the effects of exposures to fuels and solvents on neurological conditions, hearing loss and male and female reproduction. Other areas of research include an 18 year pulmonary longitudinal study of health effects of refractory ceramic fiber exposure and lung cancer and lung disease. Her laboratory has examined the effects of caffeine ingestion and hormones during pregnancy and occupational risk factors related to falls and injuries during pregnancy. She serves as the director of an NIEHS training grant on Molecular Epidemiology in Children’s Environmental Health, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral PhD students and physician fellows. She serves on several national advisory committees and has published over 100 articles and book chapters in the area of occupational and environmental epidemiology.