Andres cardenas, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Andres Cardenas develops and applies computational approaches in environmental epigenomics, examining molecular and epigenetic targets of exposures to environmental hazards and their role in the development of disease. He is investigating the prenatal influence of metals, air pollution, endocrine disrupting compounds, diet and prenatal maternal medication use on the epigenome of infants and children. His current research evaluates the role of environmental exposures in utero, epigenetic modifications, and their potential role in the developmental origins of health and disease. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Cardenas was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.


Cardenas, Andres, et al. "Association of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances With Adiposity." JAMA Network Open 1.4 (2018): e181493.

Cardenas, Andres, et al. "Placenta DNA Methylation Adaptation to Maternal Glycemic Response in Pregnancy." Diabetes (2018): db180123.

Bozack, Anne*, Cardenas, Andres* et al. "DNA Methylation in Cord blood as Mediator of the Association between Prenatal Arsenic Exposure and Gestational Age." Epigenetics (2018), in press, *equal contribution.

Cardenas, Andres, et al. "Persistent DNA methylation changes associated with prenatal mercury exposure and cognitive performance during childhood." Scientific Reports 7.1 (2017): 288

Cardenas, Andres, et al. "Prenatal Exposure to Mercury: Associations with Global DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation in Cord Blood and in Childhood." Environmental Health Perspectives 125.8 (2017).