Manish Arora

Manish Arora, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Preventive Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (PENDING) | Dentistry

Manish Arora, B.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., is the Director of Exposure Biology at the Senator Frank Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Arora is an environmental epidemiologist and exposure biologist. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 2006, and undertook postgraduate fellowship training at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Arora’s research focuses on effects of prenatal and early childhood chemical exposures on life-long health trajectories. He is known for his work on biomarkers that utilize human deciduous and permanent teeth to reconstruct the timing of exposure to various harmful chemicals and essential nutrients. His methods are being applied to the study of outcomes that are national health priorities, including autism and children’s neurodevelopment. Dr. Arora has also undertaken research on the intersection of oral and systemic health with the environment. His work supports shared genetic risk factors between periodontal disease and various cancers (pancreatic, colorectal, and prostate cancers). He has also reported increased risk of periodontal disease and dental caries in those exposed to environmental metal toxicants.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP]