King Center on Global Development
Woods Institute for the Environment
Jenna Forsyth (M.S.E., PhD) is a postdoctoral fellow with Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, primarily contributing to the Stanford Lead Initiative funded by the King Center on Global Development. She completed her PhD with the Stanford Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources and obtained her Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. Her research brings together principles of environmental science, epidemiology, and behavior change. Dr. Forsyth has spent nearly 15 years addressing global and environmental health problems, particularly contaminants in air, water, soil, and food, with a recent emphasis on lead exposure. She has field research and professional work experience in numerous countries, including Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, and Australia. Dr. Forsyth’s recent research has focused on understanding and preventing lead exposure in South Asia from informal battery recycling and other sources like turmeric adulterated with lead chromate.