Courtney C. Carignan

Courtney  C.  Carignan
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
  • Trout Building
  • 469 Wilson Rd Room 208
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-884-2039


Dr. Carignan is an environmental exposure scientist and epidemiologist whose research helps protect reproductive and child health by investigating exposure to mixtures of ingredients and contaminants in consumer products, drinking water and food. She has conducted biomonitoring and health studies for a wide range of populations including infertile couples, pregnant women, infants, new mothers, office workers, gymnasts, and communities exposed to contaminated drinking water. This research has contributed to public health interventions aimed at reducing exposures to flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances, and arsenic. Broad implications of her work are the importance of considering multiple exposures, preconception as a sensitive window of development, and the need for improved strategies to avoid regrettable substitution.

Dr. Carignan holds a joint appointment in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She has received numerous awards including the Katherine Skinner Memorial Prize for Commitment to the Study of Women’s Health Issues, Champion of Toxics Use Reduction, and Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health.


Rutgers University, B.S., 2004, Biological Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health, Ph.D., 2013, Environmental Health
Dartmouth College, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2014
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2017 



Dr. Carignan at PubMed

Dr. Carignan at MSU Scholars