School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Kim Robien is an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She is a registered dietitian, nutritional scientist and epidemiologist whose research interests include environmental nutrition and sustainable food systems, and the extent to which exposure to pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals through food and water may contribute to risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. She is also interested in understanding how diet can be used to mitigate the harmful effects of environmental toxicants.
As an IonE resident fellow, Robien plans to develop data collection tools to measure exposure to food and water contaminants for use in future epidemiologic studies and validate the tool in a local pilot study. She also looks forward to connecting nutrition students interested in environmental nutrition to the appropriate individuals, programs and resources with the IonE and the larger University community.
See Robien's faculty page for more info.