Helen Chin, MPH, PhD

Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Global and Community Health

Contact Information

Email: hchin4@gmu.edu

Accepting PhD students for Fall 2025


Helen Chin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health. Her research interests are centered around investigating factors that adversely affect the reproductive health of women and girls, as well as their offspring. Her current focus is studying how endocrine disrupting exposures affect ovarian development and function. 

Dr. Chin was trained in epidemiology at Emory University where she studied access to fertility counseling and medical care for infertility among reproductive age cancer survivors. Before coming to Mason, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC. 


Select Publications 

  • Chin HB, Baird DD, Kaplan SL, Darge K, Adgent MA, Ford EG, Rogan WJ, Stallings VA, Umbach DM.“Characterization of ovarian development in girls from birth to 9 months.” Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2020. (PMID: 32285479)

  • Upson K, Chin HB, Marsh EE, Baird DD. “Intrauterine, infant, and childhood factors in relation to anti-Müllerian hormone concentrations in a cohort of young African-American women.” Journal of Women’s Health 2019; 28(12): 1711-1720. (PMID: 30638418)

  • Chin HB, Jukic AM, Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, Ferguson KK, Calafat AM, McConnaughey DR, Baird DD. “Association of urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and bisphenol A with early pregnancy endpoints.” Environmental Research 2019; 168:254-260. (PMID: 30321738)

  • Chin HB, Baird DD, McConnaughey DR, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ, Jukic AM. “Long term recall of pregnancy-related events.” Epidemiology 2017; 28(4):575-579. (PMID: 28346268)

  • Chin HB, Howards PP, Kramer MR, Mertens AC, Spencer JB. “Which female cancer patients fail to receive fertility counseling before treatment.” Fertility and Sterility 2016;106(7): 1763–1771. (PMID: 27678034)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), National Insistutes of Health (NIH)
  • Epidemiology Branch Research Award, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • Annual Meeting Poster Award , Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
  • Leadership Travel Award , Office of Fellows Career Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • T32 Reproductive, Pediatric, and Perinatal Training Grant, National Insistutes of Health (NIH)
  • Maternal and Child Health Training Grant, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)



  • Doctor of Philosophy , Epidemiology, Emory University
  • Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of South Florida