Michael S. Bloom, PhD, MS, FACE

Michael Bloom
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Public Health

Contact Information

Email: mbloom22@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8588
Campus: Fairfax
Room MS587


Dr. Bloom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. Bloom’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental pollutants and human health in the U.S. and abroad. He is an epidemiologist, especially interested in the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on human reproduction and fetal development, and on the disproportionate impacts of these agents among vulnerable populations. Bloom has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications to date, in addition to book chapters and encyclopedia articles, and has delivered more than 100 research presentations and invited talks to domestic and international audiences. Bloom’s research been supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute on Aging. He conducted international research as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania and received a High-End Foreign Expert award that supported collaborative environmental epidemiology research at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Before coming to Mason, Bloom was a faculty member in the Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University at Albany, State University of New York.


Select Publications

Bloom MS, Perkins NJ, Sjaarda L, Mumford SM, Ye A, Kim K, Kuhr DL, Nobles CJ, Connell MT, Schisterman EF. Adiposity is associated with anovulation independent of androgenemia, a prospective cohort study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 35;02:174-183. PMID: 33107110.

Begum TF, Gerona R, Melamed J, McGough A, Lenhart N, Wong R, Mok-Lin E, Butts CD, Feingold B, Xue X, Fujimoto VY, Bloom MS. Sources of exposure to urinary phthalates among couples undergoing infertility treatment. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 020;229;113567. PMID: 32599562.

Nie Z, Yang B, Ou Y, Bloom MS, Han F, Qu Y, Nasca P, Matale R, Mai J, Wu Y, Gao X, Guo Y, Markevych I, Zou Y, Lin S, Dong G, Liu X. Maternal residential greenness and congenital heart defects in newborns: a large case control study in Southern China. Environment International. 2020;142:105859. PMID: 32593836.

Butts CD, Bloom MS, McGough A, Lenhart N, Wong R, Mok-Lin E, Parsons PJ, Galusha AL, Yucel RM, Feingold BJ, Browne RW, Fujimoto VY. Seafood consumption is associated with greater follicular fluid arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) concentrations in women undergoing IVF. Environmental Research. 2020;188:109753. PMID: 32554271.

Chu C, Zhou Y, Li Q-Q, Bloom MS, Lin S, Yu Y-J, Chen D, Yu H-W, Hu L-W, Yang B-Y, Zeng X-W, Dong G-H. Are perfluorooctane sulfonate alternatives safer? New insights from a birth cohort study. Environment International. 132:105365, 2020. PMID: 31830731.

Jamro EL, Bloom MS, Browne RW, Kim K, Greenwood E, Fujimoto VY. Preconception serum lipids and lipophilic micronutrient levels are associated with higher live birth rates after IVF. Reproductive Biomedicine-Online 39(4):665-673, 2019. PMID: 31405720.

Bloom MS, Wenzel AG, Wineland RJ, Brock JW, Cruze L, Unal ER, Kucklick JR, Yucel RM, Jiyessova A, Newman RB. Racial disparity in maternal phthalates exposure; association with racial disparity in fetal growth and birth outcomes. Environment International 127:473-486, 2019. PMID: 30981018

Wineland RJ, Bloom MS, Cruze L, Butts CD, Wenzel AG, Unal ER, Kohno S, Willan KB, Newman RB. In utero effects of maternal phthalate exposure on male genital development. Prenatal Diagnosis, 39(3):209-218, 2019. PMID: 30476355.

Zeng X-W, Bloom MS, Dharmage SC, Lodge CJ, Chen D, Li S, Guo Y, Roponen M, Jalava P, Hirvonen M-R, Ma H, Hao Y-T, Chen W, Yang M, Chu C, Li Q-Q, Hu L-W, Liu K-K, Yang B-Y, Liu S, Fu C, Dong G-H. Prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances is associated with lower hand, foot and mouth disease viruses antibody response in infancy: Findings from the Guangzhou Birth Cohort Study. Science of the Total Environment 663:60-67, 2019. PMID: 30708217.

Wenzel AG, Bloom MS, Butts CD, Wineland RJ, Brock JW, Cruze L, Unal ER, Kucklick JR, Somerville, SE, Newman RB. Influence of race on prenatal phthalate exposure and anogenital measurements among boys and girls. Environment International. 110:61-70, 2018. PMID: 29097052.


Principal Investigator:

Principal Investigator, “Racial Disparities Associated with Maternal Exposure to Environmental Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in a Southeastern U.S. Community”; NIH/NIEHS, R21ES031231, 9/24/2020-8/31/2022, $465,214.

Principal Investigator, “Study of Metals and Assisted Reproductive Technologies”; NIH/NIEHS, R56ES023886, 5/1/2015-4/30/2016, $303,365.

Principal Investigator, “Arsenic Contaminated Water Consumption & Spontaneous Pregnancy Loss in Romania, NIH/NIEHS, R03ES020446, 8/29/2011-7/31/2013, $150,514.

Principal Investigator, “Organochlorine Compounds and Thyroid Function in Western New York State Anglers and Their Partners/Spouses,” EPA/ORD, U916178, 5/19/2003-6/05/2004, $22,586.

Subcontract Principle Investigator:

Subcontract Principal Investigator (coPI Bell, EM & Lewis-Michl, E), “A Health Study of New York State Communities Exposed to PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water,” CDC/ATSDR, 4/1/2021-9/20/2022.

Subcontract Principal Investigator (coPI: Vena, JE & Wapner, R), “Exposome Contributors to Child Health Originating from National Fetal Growth Study (ECCHO-NFGS),” NIH/OD, UG3OD023316-01, 9/21/2016-8/31/2018.

Subcontract Principal Investigator (PI: Spink, DC), “Impact of Proximal Promoter Polymorphisms on AHR Gene Expression in Human Lung,” NIH/NCI, R03CA170960, 7/1/2013-6/30/2015.

Subcontract Principal Investigator (PI: Fujimoto, VY), “High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) in Follicular Fluid and Fertility Outcomes,” NIH/NIA, R21AG031957, 3/15/2010-8/29/2012.


Coinvestigator (coPI: Wright, RJ & Wright, RO), “ECHO Consortium on Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopment,” NIH/OD UH3OD023337, 9/1/2020-8/31/2023.

Coinvestigator (coPI: Lewis-Michl, EL & Bell, EM), “A Health Study of New York State Communities Exposed to PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water,” CDC/ATSDR U01TS000303, 10/1/2019-9/30/2020.

Coinvestigator (PI: Fitzgerald, EF), “Persistent Organic Pollutants and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly,” NIH/NIEHS, R01ES22652, 3/1/2014-11/1/2017. · Coinvestigator (PI: Browne, ML), “Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy Exposures (BD-STEPS),” CDC, 1U01DD001032, 9/1/2013-8/31/2015.

Coinvestigator (PI: Fitzgerald, EF), “Neuropsychological and Thyroid Effects of Perfluorinated Compounds in Older Adults,” NIH/NIA, R15AG033379, 7/1/2009-6/30/2011.

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching During the 2018-2019 Academic Year, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Foreign High-End Expert, Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health, Bureau of Foreign Experts, Republic of China
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Fulbright Romania, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Delta Omega Honor Society, University at Albany, State University of New York, Alpha-Gamma Chapter
  • Merit Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Student Prize Paper Award, Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research


Consulting Experience

  • ICF International | 2015

    Expert Author - EPA IRIS Assessment of the Non-Cancer Health Effects of PCBs

  • Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute | 2018-2019

    Overseas Invited Professor



  • Postdoctoral Intramural Research Trainee, Reproductive Epidemiology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology and Community Health, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Master of Science, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Cytotechnology, Albany Medical College
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University