2017 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program

Heather Stapleton


Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Dr. Heather Stapleton is Associate Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. She is an environmental chemist and exposure scientist. She currently serves as Deputy Director for the Duke Superfund Research Center, and co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Environmental Health at Duke.  Her current research projects focus on identifying flame retardant chemicals in consumer products, exploring routes of human exposure and examining mechanisms of thyroid hormone dysregulation. In 2012 she testified in front of the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on human exposure and toxicity of new-use flame retardants.