Understanding how chemical exposures adversely affect reproduction and development
Barbara Hales is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University. She has served as President of the Society of Toxicology of Canada and the Teratology Society and Co-Chair of the Government of Canada Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee; she is currently Secretary-General of the International Union of Toxicology Societies (IUTOX).
Her group's research is focused on understanding how chemical exposures adversely affect reproduction and development. Projects in her lab, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, include the effects of house dust mixtures of flame retardants on reproduction and development, the impact of exposure to phthalates and "green" plasticizers on progeny outcome, and approaches towards the responsible replacement of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Dr. Hales has published over 160 journal articles and 45 book chapters.