Max Aung

Headshot of Fellow Max Aung

Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Health at Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Fellowship Project: PFAS exposures, social factors, and bioactive lipid pathways to estimate antecedent risk profiles of depressive symptoms

Dr. Max Aung is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also co-director of the EH MATTERS program at USC. Dr. Aung is an alumnus of the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship as well as the RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship. His research focuses on applying data science frameworks to understand potential mechanisms linking chemical mixtures to health across the life course and pursue environmental justice. He specifically integrates environmental exposures with multi-omics data and social determinants of health in diverse prospective cohorts to better understand mechanisms linking the human exposome to maternal and child health outcomes, including neurodevelopment and behavioral health.