Rebecca Schmidt

Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core

Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core 

The hub of disease and biomarker research, the Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC) is a liaison to animal laboratories, human clinical studies, tissue biorepositories and statistical support that connects EHSC researchers' work with CEC and community partners.

Our responsibilities:

The IHSFC provides researchers with access to experts and resources in multiple colleges, schools and centers, including:

Rebecca Schmidt


• BS in Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1998)

• MS in Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA (2000)

• PhD in Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA; Dissertation Title: “Maternal Caffeine Intake, Selected Metabolic Gene Variants, and Neural Tube Defects” (2007)

• Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Autism Research Training Program at the MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA (2008 – 2010)

Our Cores

Like other centers sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the research we do at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) can be broken up into three key areas or "cores." Contact any one of the co-directors below for more information.

Wildfire Research in California

Our researchers are working with communities across California to study the physical and emotional impacts wildfires have had on survivors over the past several years.