Date of Award

January 2020

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Public Health

First Advisor

Debbie Humphries

Second Advisor

Yong Zhu


This review found that chlorpyrifos exposure may be associated with negative impacts on the gut microbiome, especially obesity, diabetes, and compromised immune response. Perinatal exposure in rats was also linked to dysbiosis of intestinal microbes. Further research resulting in primary data would be needed to substantiate the relationships. Even with a clear understanding of the relationship, further research needs to be conducted to determine if the microbes are a product of health outcomes or vice versa. Species-level investigation would be critical in characterizing the true interactions of the gut. This information can be used to identify another possible component of nutrition that fuels health disparities.


This is an Open Access Thesis.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access