Dr. Nina T. Holland is Faculty at the Environmental Health Science Division of the Berkeley Public Health School(BPH) and is a Director of the BPH Biorepository and the Children's Environmental Health Laboratory. Her background is in genetics, and she has extensive experience in molecular epidemiology, epigenetics, human cytogenetics, reproductive toxicology, and biobanking. Dr. Holland's main scientific interest is in biomarkers of children's environmental health, functional genomics, and molecular mechanisms of obesity. She has been involved in several projects of the Center for Environmental Research in Community's Health (CERCH) for more than twenty years, including CHAMACOS cohort of farmworker Latino mothers and their children. In addition, Dr. Holland collaborates on biomarkers of air pollution with colleagues from UC Berkeley and UCSF on the CHAPS cohort. She has published more than 200 papers and book chapters.
Holland lab is an active participant in the International Consortium Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) that published more than ten papers on the relationship of newborn and children’s epigenetics with environmental exposures and several health outcomes. Since 1997, she has been a member of the International Committee on the Micronucleus Assay in Human Populations (HUMN). Dr. Holland serves on the UC Berkeley Human Subjects Committee and the Regents' and Chancellors' Fellowship Committee. She is a member of IRAP NIH study section and serves on several editorial boards, including Epigenetics, Mutation Research Reviews and Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.