Ashley Malin

Ashley Malin,

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Phone: (352) 273-5468
Business Email: ashleymalin@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2023
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2024-2025
PHC7918 Independent Study
2024-2025
PHC7902 Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Popular Science

Research Profile

Dr. Malin’s research program focuses on examining impacts of environmental toxicants and nutrition on health outcomes. She is particularly interested in potential effects of fluoride and aluminum exposure on neurobehavioral and neuroendocrinological functioning. She has published a breath of studies on impacts of fluoride exposure on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) symptoms and diagnosis, sleep behaviors, thyroid gland activity, kidney and liver function, and women’s reproductive health. She currently has an active R00 research grant from NIH/NIEHS to examine early life fluoride exposure in relation to neurodevelopment and sleep patterns among children in the United States and Canada respectively. Lastly, Dr. Malin is also interested in health disparities in relation to environmental toxicant exposures.

Learn more about Dr. Malin’s lab: https://fabblab.phhp.ufl.edu

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4104-0960

Areas of Interest
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Nutrition and Wellness

Publications

2024
Maternal Urinary Fluoride and Child Neurobehavior at Age 36 Months
JAMA Network Open. 7(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.11987. [PMID] 38767917.
2024
The Potential Systemic Role of Diet in Dental Caries Development and Arrest: A Narrative Review
Nutrients. 16(10) [DOI] https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16101463.
2024
The Potential Systemic Role of Diet in Dental Caries Development and Arrest: A Narrative Review.
Nutrients. 16(10) [DOI] 10.3390/nu16101463. [PMID] 38794700.
2023
Urinary fluoride levels and metal co-exposures among pregnant women in Los Angeles, California.
Environmental health : a global access science source. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12940-023-01026-2. [PMID] 37880740.
2022
Corrigendum to Association of water fluoride and urinary fluoride concentrations with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Canadian youth.
Environment international. 161 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107091. [PMID] 35085934.
2022
Early childhood fluoride exposure and preadolescent kidney function.
Environmental research. 204(Pt A) [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2021.112014. [PMID] 34506780.
2022
Fluoride Exposure and Age of Menarche: Potential Differences Among Adolescent Girls and Women in the United States
Exposure and Health. 14(3):733-742 [DOI] 10.1007/s12403-021-00448-y.
2022
My nutrition index: a method for measuring optimal daily nutrient intake.
BMC nutrition. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40795-022-00497-9. [PMID] 35189956.
2021
Dietary fluoride intake during pregnancy and neurodevelopment in toddlers: A prospective study in the progress cohort.
Neurotoxicology. 87:86-93 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuro.2021.08.015. [PMID] 34478773.
2021
Early Adverse Experiences and Repeated Wheezing From 6 to 30 Months of Age: Investigating the Roles of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Functioning, Child Sex, and Caregiving Sensitivity.
Child development. 92(6):e1260-e1274 [DOI] 10.1111/cdev.13606. [PMID] 34128224.
2021
Fluoride exposure and duration and quality of sleep in a Canadian population-based sample.
Environmental health : a global access science source. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12940-021-00700-7. [PMID] 33602214.
2021
Urinary Fluoride Levels among Canadians with and without Community Water Fluoridation.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(12) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18126203. [PMID] 34201160.
2020
Associations between Urinary, Dietary, and Water Fluoride Concentrations among Children in Mexico and Canada.
Toxics. 8(4) [DOI] 10.3390/toxics8040110. [PMID] 33233802.
2019
Association of water fluoride and urinary fluoride concentrations with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Canadian youth.
Environment international. 133(Pt B) [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105190. [PMID] 31654913.
2019
Combined exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic and kidney health in adolescents age 12-19 in NHANES 2009-2014.
Environment international. 131 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2019.104993. [PMID] 31326826.
2019
Differential Effects of Stress Exposures, Caregiving Quality, and Temperament in Early Life on Working Memory versus Inhibitory Control in Preschool-Aged Children.
Developmental neuropsychology. 44(4):339-356 [DOI] 10.1080/87565641.2019.1611833. [PMID] 31059292.
2019
Fluoride exposure and kidney and liver function among adolescents in the United States: NHANES, 2013-2016.
Environment international. 132 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105012. [PMID] 31402058.
2019
Fluoride exposure and sleep patterns among older adolescents in the United States: a cross-sectional study of NHANES 2015–2016
Environmental Health. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12940-019-0546-7. [PMID] 31818308.
2019
Prenatal Exposure to and Cardiac Vagal Tone during Infancy: Findings from a Multiethnic Birth Cohort.
Environmental health perspectives. 127(10) [DOI] 10.1289/EHP4434. [PMID] 31663780.
2018
Fluoride exposure and thyroid function among adults living in Canada: Effect modification by iodine status.
Environment international. 121(Pt 1):667-674 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.026. [PMID] 30316182.
2018
Quality of Prenatal and Childhood Diet Predicts Neurodevelopmental Outcomes among Children in Mexico City.
Nutrients. 10(8) [DOI] 10.3390/nu10081093. [PMID] 30111728.
2015
Exposure to fluoridated water and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder prevalence among children and adolescents in the United States: an ecological association.
Environmental health : a global access science source. 14 [DOI] 10.1186/s12940-015-0003-1. [PMID] 25890329.
2015
The impact of early empathy on alliance building, emotional processing, and outcome during experiential treatment of depression.
Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. 25(4):445-59 [DOI] 10.1080/10503307.2014.901572. [PMID] 24801633.

Grants

Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Early life fluoride exposure, neurodevelopment and childhood sleep patterns
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIEHS

Education

PhD – Clinical Psychology
2016 · York University
Master of Arts – Clinical Psychology
2011 · York University
BSc (Hons.)
2008 · York University

Contact Details

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2004 MOWRY RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32611