Bethany Knox is a pre-doctoral student studying environmental epidemiology and the chemical pregnancy exposome at ISGlobal in Barcelona. Her predoctoral studies investigate the effects of various chemical exposures and microplastics on fetal and infant growth and development and placental function. She aims to quantify the effects of these chemical mixtures with a focus on fetal neuro and cardiac development, placental function, and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.

Bethany is a pediatric nurse by training and later earned her Masters in Public Health from the EuroPubHealth program, studying at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain and the École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) in Paris, France. Her master’s research focused on nutrition and perinatal mental health. She has experience in international collaboration and is passionate about maternal and child health.