Elizabeth Wattenberg, PhD

Associate Dean of Education and Student Engagement, School of Public Health

Elizabeth Wattenberg

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-0184

Office Address:
A308 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Dean of Education and Student Engagement, School of Public Health

Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

PhD, Toxicology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University


My research focuses on molecular toxicology, particularly the mechanisms by which carcinogenic agents modulate cellular signal transduction pathways. I have also conducted research in the fields of risk assessment and environmental regulation. 


Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, cancer, toxicity 

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health




Teaching Areas

My teaching interests include toxicology and environmental health risk assessment. I teach in the Regulatory Toxicology and Risk Assessment MPH and MS programs.


  • PubH 3104, Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology
  • PubH 6109, Environmental Health: Science, Politics, and Policy
  • PubH 6112, Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
  • PubH 8160, Advanced Toxicology


In The News

In The Media

  • Librarian ‘Dream Team’ collaborates to create Free Access Public Health website (continuum)

  • Humans, fish, and other animals are consuming microfibres in our food and water (Eco-Business)

  • Minnesota researchers find microplastics in beer made with Great Lakes water (Wisconsin Public Radio)