Michael S. Bloom, Ph.D.

Associate Chair of the EHS Department

Academic Appointment Title:
Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

Secondary Academic Appointment:
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Center Affiliations:
Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA)
Institute for Health and the Environment

Contact Information:
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University at Albany, School of Public Health  
One University Place, Room 157  
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456

Phone Number: (518) -  473-1821
Fax Number:     (518) -  474-9899
Email Address:  mbloom@albany.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship Reproductive Epidemiology
Eunice Kennedy-Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 2004-2006

Ph.D. Epidemiology and Community Health
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 2004

M.S. Epidemiology
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York 2000

B.S. Biological Sciences
Rutgers University 1996  

Courses Frequently Taught:
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health Science
EHS 619/EPI 609 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
EHS 626 Reproductive Environmental Health

Research Interests: 
The effects of toxic environmental agents (metals and organic compounds) on human reproduction (fecundity, fertility, and birth outcomes) and on in vitro fertilization (IVF). Also, issues related to the use of exposure and effect biomarkers in environmental epidemiologic studies.

Dr. Bloom was featured on WAMC's "Academic Minute" Check it out here!

Select Publications:
Bloom MS, Buck Louis GM, Sundarem R, Maisog J, Steuerwald AJ, Parsons PJ. Birth outcomes and background exposure to select elements, the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE). Environmental Research. In Press.

Bloom MS, Neamtiu IA, Surdu S, Anculia RC, Pop C, Lupsa IR, Anastasiu D, Fitzgerald EF, Gurzau ES. Consumption of low-moderate level arsenic contaminated water consumption does not increase spontaneous pregnancy loss: a case control study. Environmental Health (BioMed Central). 13(1):81, 2014.

Bloom MS, Kim K, Fujimoto VY, Browne RW. Variability in the components of high density lipoprotein particles measured in human ovarian follicular fluid - A cross-sectional analysis. Fertility and Sterility. 101(5):1431-1440.e5, 2014.

Bloom MS, Surdu S, Neamtiu IA, Gurzau ES. Maternal drinking water arsenic exposure and birth outcomes. A comprehensive review of the epidemiologic literature. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 217(7):709-719, 2014.

Kim K, Bloom MS, Kruger PC, Parsons PJ, Amason JG, Byun Y, Goins S, Fujimoto VY. Toxic metals in seminal fluid and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Environmental Research. 133(0), 334-337, 2014.

Kay VR, Bloom MS, Foster WG. Reproductive and developmental effects of phthalate diesters in males. Critical Reviews in Toxicology. 44(6), 467-498, 2014.