Robert O Wright

Robert O Wright, MD

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
  • PROFESSOR | Pediatrics

Research Topics:

Biostatistics, Epigenetics

Dr. Robert Wright is a pediatrician, epigeneticist, and environmental epidemiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Ethel H Wise Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health (Formerly the Department of Preventive Medicine), Director of the new Institute for Exposomic Research and Principal Investigator of an ongoing longitudinal birth cohort in Mexico City (Programming Research in Obesity, Growth, Environment and Social Stress--PROGRESS) in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico. He also founded the (Metals Assessment Targeting Community Health) MATCH study in Tar Creek, Oklahoma.  Both cohorts assess the role of environmental chemical mixtures on child health and development.

He has published over 200 research studies, most of which deal with Environmental Health and has served on numerous national committee/advisory boards. Dr. Wright founded and directs the Senator Frank Lautenberg Laboratory of Environmental Health Sciences at Mount Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed residency in Pediatrics at Northwestern University, as well as the following fellowships: Emergency Medicine, (Brown University), Medical Toxicology (Harvard University), Environmental Epidemiology, (Harvard University) and Genetic Epidemiology (Harvard University). He studies chemical mixtures and the role of genetics/epigenetics in modifying or mediating chemical toxicity. Prior to joining Mount Sinai in 2012 he was Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Clinical Research Education Program [CLR], Neuroscience [NEU], Public Health [PH]


BS, University of Michigan-Dearborn

MD, University of Michigan

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health