Kim Harley PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Maternal and Child Health
Associate Director for Health Effects, Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health
  • PH 210D: Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
  • PH 293-006: Practical Issues in Maternal & Child Health Data Analysis
Research Interests: 
  • Effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on birth outcome, fertility, onset of puberty
  • Prenatal exposure to pesticides and other environmental contaminants
  • Reproductive health effects of Bisphenol A
  • Reproductive health effects of PBDEs
Current Projects: 

This study is investigating Latina adolescent girls' exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in shampoo, perfume, make-up, and other beauty products.

This is a longitudinal cohort study of mothers and children living in a farmworker community. We are currently examining the role of pesticides and other chemicals on timing of puberty and reproductive development.

Selected Publications: 

Harley KG, Kogut K, Madrigal DS, Cardenas M, Vera IA, Meza-Alfaro G, She J, Gavin Q, Zahedi R, Bradman A, Eskenazi B, Parra KL. (2016). Reducing Phthalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study. Environ Health Perspect.

Raanan R, Harley KG, Balmes JR, Bradman A, Lipsett M, Eskenazi B. (2015). Early-life exposure to organophosphate pesticides and pediatric respiratory symptoms in the CHAMACOS cohort. Environ Health Perspect, 123(2), 179-185. PMCID: 4314248

Harley KG, Engel SM, Vedar MG, Eskenazi B, Whyatt RM, Lanphear BP, et al. (2015). Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphorous Pesticides and Fetal Growth: Pooled Results from Four Longitudinal Birth Cohort Studies. Environ Health Perspect.

Gomez N, Guendelman S, Harley KG, Gomez SL. (2015). Nativity and neighborhood characteristics and cervical cancer stage at diagnosis and survival outcomes among Hispanic women in California. Am J Public Health, 105(3), 538-545. 

Harley KG, Gunier RB, Kogut K, Johnson C, Bradman A, Calafat AM, Eskenazi B. (2013). Prenatal and early childhood bisphenol A concentrations and behavior in school-aged children. Environ Res, 126, 43-50. PMCID: 3805756

Quiros-Alcala L, Eskenazi B, Bradman A, Ye X, Calafat AM, Harley K. (2013). Determinants of urinary bisphenol A concentrations in Mexican/Mexican--American pregnant women. Environ Int, 59, 152-160. PMCID: 3954740

Harley KG, Aguilar Schall R, Chevrier J, Tyler K, Aguirre H, Bradman A, Holland NT, Lustig RH, Calafat AM, Eskenazi B. (2013). Prenatal and postnatal bisphenol A exposure and body mass index in childhood in the CHAMACOS cohort. Environ Health Perspect, 121(4), 514-520. PMCID: 3620748

Gemmill A, Gunier RB, Bradman A, Eskenazi B, Harley KG. (2013). Residential proximity to methyl bromide use and birth outcomes in an agricultural population in California. Environ Health Perspect, 121(6), 737-743. PMCID: 3672911

Harley KG, Huen K, Aguilar Schall R, Holland NT, Bradman A, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. (2011). Association of organophosphate pesticide exposure and paraoxonase with birth outcome in Mexican-American women. PLoS One, 6(8), e23923. PMCID: 3164135

Harley KG, Chevrier J, Aguilar Schall R, Sjodin A, Bradman A, Eskenazi B. (2011). Association of prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and infant birth weight. Am J Epidemiol, 174(8), 885-892. PMCID: 3218633

Bouchard MF, Chevrier J, Harley KG, Kogut K, Vedar M, Calderon N, Trujillo C, Johnson C, Bradman A, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. (2011). Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides and IQ in 7-year-old children. Environ Health Perspect, 119(8), 1189-1195. PMCID: 3237357

Harley KG, Marks AR, Chevrier J, Bradman A, Sjodin A, Eskenazi B. (2010). PBDE concentrations in women's serum and fecundability. Environ Health Perspect, 118(5), 699-704. PMCID: 2866688

Harley KG, Marks AR, Bradman A, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. (2008). DDT exposure, work in agriculture, and time to pregnancy among farmworkers in California. J Occup Environ Med, 50(12), 1335-1342. PMCID: 2684791

Harley K, Stamm NL, Eskenazi B. (2007). The effect of time in the U.S. on the duration of breastfeeding in women of Mexican descent. Matern Child Health J, 11(2), 119-125. PMCID: 3957412

Harley K, Eskenazi B. (2006). Time in the United States, social support and health behaviors during pregnancy among women of Mexican descent. Soc Sci Med, 62(12), 3048-3061. PMCID: 3934499

Profile Updated: March 21, 2016