Susan C. Nagel, PhD

Susan C. Nagel, PhD

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

Associate Professor
Director, Research Success Center



Academic Information

Associate Professor
Director, Research Success Center
P. 573-884-3028

Research Interests

  • Estrogen action
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Fetal origins of adult disease
  • Epigenetics
  • Endometriosis

Education & Training


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Awards & Honors

  • Barry Commoner Science in Environmental Service Award, Missouri Coalition for the Environment 2015
  • March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Award 2007
  • Science Communication Fellow 2007
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Nominee 2007
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Nominee 2006
  • Gordon Research Conference “Environmental Endocrine Disruptors” Travel Award” 2004


  • Kassotis, C.D., Tillitt, D.E., Lin, C.-H., McElroy, J.A., Nagel, S.C. 2016. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals and oil and natural gas operations: Potential environmental contamination and recommendations to assess complex environmental mixtures. Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(3): 256-264.
  • Palanza, P., Nagel, S.C., Parmigiani, S., vom Saal, F.S. 2016. Perinatal exposure to endocrine disruptors: Sex, timing and behavioral endpoints. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 7: 69-75.
  • Kassotis, C.D., Iwanowicz, L.R., Akob, D.M., Cozzarelli, I.M., Mumford, A.C., Orem, W.H., Nagel, S.C. 2016. Endocrine disrupting activities of surface water associated with a West Virginia oil and gas industry wastewater disposal site. Science of the Total Environment, 557-558:901-910
  • Kassotis, C.D., Alvarez, D.A., Taylor, J.A., vom Saal, F.S., Nagel, S.C., Tillitt, D.E. 2015. Characterization of Missouri surface waters near point sources of pollution reveals potential novel atmospheric route of exposure for bisphenol A and wastewater hormonal activity pattern. Science of the Total Environment, 524-525: 384-393.
  • Heindel, J.J., Vom Saal, F.S., Blumberg, B., Bovolin, P., Calamandrei, G., Ceresini, G., Cohn, B.A., Fabbri, E., Gioiosa, L., Kassotis, C., et al. 2015. Parma consensus statement on metabolic disruptors. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 14(1):54.
  • Bhandari, R.K., Deem, S.L., Holliday, D.K., Jandegian, C.M., Kassotis, C.D., Nagel, S.C., Tillitt, D.E., vom Saal, F.S., Rosenfeld, C.S. 2015. Effects of the environmental estrogenic contaminants bisphenol A and 17α-ethinyl estradiol on sexual development and adult behaviors in aquatic wildlife species. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 214: 195-219.
  • Kassotis, C.D., Klemp, K.C., Vu, D.C., Lin, C.-H., Meng, C.-X., Besch-Williford, C.L., Pinatti, L., Zoeller, R.T., Drobnis, E.Z., et al. 2015. Endocrine-disrupting activity of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and adverse health outcomes after prenatal exposure in male mice. Endocrinology, 156(12): 4458-4473.
  • Hormann, A.M., Vom Saal, F.S., Nagel, S.C., Stahlhut, R.W., Moyer, C.L., Ellersieck, M.R., Welshons, W.V., Toutain, P.-L., Taylor, J.A. 2014. Holding thermal receipt paper and eating food after using hand sanitizer results in high serum bioactive and urine total levels of bisphenol A(BPA). PLoS ONE, 9(10), art. no. e110509.
  • Kassotis, C.D., Tillitt, D.E., Davis, J.W., Hormann, A.M., Nagel, S.C. 2014. Estrogen and androgen receptor activities of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and surface and ground water in a drilling-dense region. Endocrinology, 155(3): 897-907.