Jodi Flaws and her lab are interested in chemicals, such as pesticides and plasticizers, that affect female reproductive development and function, as well as chemical exposures associated with adverse female menopausal outcomes. She has many years of experience studying the effects of genetic and chemical manipulations on the developing and adult ovary and the entire female reproductive system.
Flaws is a professor in Comparative Biosciences and the Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program, as well as the Co-Director of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Toxicology (SureTOX) Program. Before moving to the University of Illinois in 2006, she served as the Director for the Division of Gender-Based Epidemiology at the University of Maryland Medical School. Since moving to the University of Illinois, she has been serving as the Associate Director for NIH and EPA-funded Children’s Center as well as the Associate Director for NIEHS-funded Environmental Toxicology Training Program.