Lynne Heilbrun, MPH, received her B.S. from Louisiana State University-Shreveport and her MPH from The UT Health Science Center School of Public Health in San Antonio. She was awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship for her master’s program and has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of environmental exposure research.
Ms. Heilbrun serves as Co-PI for the Tooth Fairy study, where her team made ground breaking discoveries of toxicants in children’s teeth that inspired tooth studies around the world. She and her team received the prestigious Autism Trailblazer Award for this and related discoveries. Heilbrun and her team have recently discovered over 300 toxic chemicals in children’s teeth, several of which are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Since 2015 she has served as the lead instructor for the Hoffman TILT program at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she teaches environmental medicine courses to nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical students. Her teaching program was recently featured in the New York Times as one of only two programs in the United States where medical students receive environmental education.