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:
Institute for Health and the Environment
Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)

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 626 Reproductive Environmental Health
EHS 790 Seminar in Environmental Health Sciences

Research Interests: 
Effects of toxic environmental agents (toxic organics and elements) on human fecundity and fertility at the population level, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Also oxidative stress and epigenetic modifications as potential biologic mechanisms for such associations. Use of biomarkers of exposure and effect in environmental epidemiology.

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Select Publications:
Kim K, Steuerwald AJ, Parsons PJ, Fujimoto VY, Browne RW, Bloom MS. Biomonitoring for exposure to multiple trace elements via analysis of urine from participants in the Study of Metals and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SMART). Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2011(13), 2413-9.

Bloom MS, Kim D, Vom Saal FS, Taylor JA, Cheng G, Lamb JD, et al. Bisphenol A exposure reduces the estradiol response to gonadotropin stimulation during in vitro fertilization. Fertility and Sterility 2011(96), 672-7.

Fujimoto VY, Kim D, com Saal FS, Lamb JD, Taylor JA, Bloom MS, Serum unconjugated bisphenol A concentrations in women adversely influence oocyte quality during in vitro fertilization. Fertility and Sterility 95(5), 1816-1819, 2011.

Bloom MS, Parsons PJ, Kim D, Steuerwald AJ, Vaccari S, Cheng G, Fujimoto VY. Toxic trace metals and human embryo development during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Reproductive Toxicology 31(2), 164-70, 2011.

Bloom MS, Buck-Louis GM, Sundarem R, Kostyniak PJ, Jain J.  Associations between blood metals and fecundity among women residing in New York State. Reproductive Toxicology. 31(2), 158-63 2011.

Mumford SL, Schisterman EF, Siega-Riz AM, Gaskins AJ, Steiner AZ, Daniels JL, Olshan AF, Hediger ML, Hovey K, Wactawski-Wende J, Trevisan M, Bloom MS. Cholesterol, endocrine and metabolic disturbances in sporadic anovulatory women with regular menstruation.  Human Reproduction. 26(2), 423-30 2011.

Bloom MS, Fitzgerald EF, Kim K, Neamtiu I, Gurzau ES.  Spontaneous pregnancy loss in humans and exposure to arsenic in drinking water - a review. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 213(6), 401-413, 2010.

Bloom MS, Parsons PJ, Steuerwald A, Schisterman EF, Kim K, Browne RW, Coccaro GG, Conti GC, Narayn N, Fujimoto VY. Toxic trace metals and human oocytes during in vitro fertilization (IVF). Reproductive Toxicology 29(3), 298-305, 2010.

Bloom MS, Buck Louis GM, Schisterman EF, Liu A, Kostyniak PJ. Maternal serum polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations across critical windows of human development. Environ Health Perspect 2007;115:1320-4

Bloom MS, Schisterman EF, Hediger ML. Selecting controls is not selecting "normals": Design and analysis issues for studying the etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril 2006;86:1-12. 
-2006 Recipient of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (SPER) Student Prize Paper Award-