Rebecca Simmons, MD

Co-Director | University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rebecca A. Simmons is the Hallam Hurt Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Along with Dr. Aimin Chen, she serves as the Co-Director of the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health.

Dr. Simmons is the Deputy Director of the NIEHS funded Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, and a PI of the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research interests are focused on the causal mechanistic links between environmental exposures such as endocrine disruptors and lead during pregnancy and the later development of diseases such as obesity and diabetes in the offspring. She is author and co-author of more than 130 scientific research publications, reviews and book chapters.

Focus Areas

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PRCCEH Program

Pilot Project Funding

Funding for researchers and nonprofit organizations for innovative children's environmental health research and implementing that research in the community.

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