Gina Cahill MPH
Gina Cahill is a clinical research coordinator at PolicyLab and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Cahill is working with Dr. Wanjiku Njoroge on the IGNITE research studies at the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP, which focus on understanding the impacts of environmental exposures, starting with prenatal exposures, on childhood development. Ms. Cahill is currently working on a longitudinal study of approximately 900 diverse women recruited during pregnancy at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study focuses on the relationship between COVID-19 related exposures, distress, mental health, environmental risk factors, racial disparities and the influence these factors have on children’s developmental trajectories.
Previously, Ms. Cahill worked as a clinical research coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine in the Pediatric Immunology Department conducting research on the genetic cause of primary immune deficiency diseases. Before that, she worked as an Environmental Investigator for Harris County in Texas. In this role she conducted environmental site assessments, responded to pollution complaints, and conducted compliance inspections of businesses and industries in the Houston area. Through this position, Ms. Cahill became very passionate about environmental justice and the impacts that pollution can have on human health.
Ms. Cahill received her Master in Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology from the University of Texas.