Imperial College London

Professor Mireille B Toledano

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Perinatal and Paediatric Environmental Epidemiology



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Professor Mireille Toledano trained at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and obtained a PhD from Imperial College London. She is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a co-author of the Oxford Handbook series ‘Epidemiology for Clinicians’.

She is an epidemiologist with wide-ranging interests in the health effects of environmental exposures, with particular focus on environmental-omics exposures in the reproductive period, and early life through to adolescence.  She has substantial expertise in leading the design, set-up and coordination of new large cohort studies including the Breast Milk, Environment, and Early-life Development (BEED) study, a child cohort SCAMP (, Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones, a secondary school cohort study of mobile phone use and neurocognitive and behavioural outcomes with biological samples) and an adult cohort COSMOS (, COhort Study on MobileS, an international cohort study of adult mobile phone users).

She also has extensive experience of working with large routine health datasets and spatial epidemiology such as births, deaths and hospital admissions. Her work in this field has included national studies of adverse birth outcomes and water disinfection by-products, waste incineration, and air and noise pollution, as well as investigations of adult cancers near overhead power lines, and childhood cancers in proximity to mobile phone base stations.

She is a member of a number of national and international advisory committees, including the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) and the UN FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR). She is also Chair of the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Environmental Epidemiology.



Toledano M, Mukherjee S, Howell J, et al., 2019, The emerging burden of liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients: a UK nationwide study, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203

Mireku MO, Barker MM, Mutz J, et al., 2019, Processed data on the night-time use of screen-based media devices and adolescents’ sleep quality and health-related quality of life, Data in Brief, Vol:23, ISSN:2352-3409

Maes MJA, Jones KE, Toledano MB, et al., 2019, Mapping synergies and trade-offs between urban ecosystems and the sustainable development goals, Environmental Science and Policy, Vol:93, ISSN:1462-9011, Pages:181-188

Mireku MO, Barker M, Mutz J, et al., 2019, Night-time screen-based media device use and adolescents’ sleep and health-related quality of life, Environment International, Vol:124, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:66-78

Toledano MB, Mutz J, Roosli M, et al., 2019, Cohort profile: the study of cognition, adolescents and mobile phones (SCAMP), International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:48, ISSN:1464-3685, Pages:25-26l

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