Michael S. Bloom, PhD, MS, FACE

Michael Bloom
Titles and Organizations

Professor, Global and Community Health

Contact Information

Email: mbloom22@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-8988


Dr. Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University, where he teaches in the epidemiology graduate program. Bloom’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental pollutants and human health in the U.S. and abroad. He conducts epidemiologic studies on effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on human reproduction, fetal development, and child development, and the disproportionate impacts of these agents among vulnerable populations. Bloom has co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications to date, in addition to book chapters and encyclopedia articles, and has delivered more than 100 research presentations and invited talks to domestic and international audiences. Bloom’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health. He conducted international research as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania and received a High-End Foreign Expert award that supported collaborative environmental epidemiology research at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.


Select Publications

  • Begum TF*, Fujimoto VY, Gerona R, McGough A, Lenhart N, Wong R, Mok-Lin E, Melamed J, Butts CD, Bloom MS. A pilot investigation of couple-level phthalates exposure and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Reprod Toxicol. 2021 Jan;99:56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2020.11.014. Epub 2020 Nov 30. PMID: 33271283; PMCID: PMC7897280.
  •  Bloom MS, Varde M*, Newman RB. Environmental toxicants and placental function. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Dec;85(Pt B):105-120. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2022.09.003. Epub 2022 Sep 30. PMID: 36274037.
  •  Bloom MS, Commodore S, Ferguson PL, Neelon B, Pearce JL, Baumer A, Newman RB, Grobman W, Tita A, Roberts J, Skupski D, Palomares K, Nageotte M, Kannan K, Zhang C, Wapner R, Vena JE, Hunt KJ. Association between gestational PFAS exposure and Children's adiposity in a diverse population. Environ Res. 2022 Jan;203:111820. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111820. Epub 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34343551; PMCID: PMC8616804.
  • Butts CD*, Bloom MS, McGough A, Lenhart N, Wong R, Mok-Lin E, Parsons PJ, Galusha AL, Browne RW, Yucel RM, Feingold BJ, Fujimoto VY. Toxic elements in follicular fluid adversely influence the likelihood of pregnancy and live birth in women undergoing IVF. Hum Reprod Open. 2021 Jul 29;2021(3):hoab023. doi: 10.1093/hropen/hoab023. PMID: 34337160; PMCID: PMC8318822.
  • Neamtiu IA, Bloom MS, Clark JM, Pop C, Marincas O, Berindan-Neagoe I, Braicu C, Gurzau ES. Urinary arsenic and spontaneous pregnancy loss - a hypothesis-generating case-control investigation in western Romania. Chemosphere. 2023 Sep;335:139167. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.139167. Epub 2023 Jun 7. PMID: 37295686; PMCID: PMC10335628.
  •  Nie Z, Xu H, Qiu M, Liu M, Chu C, Bloom MS, Ou Y. Associations of maternal exposure to multiple plasma trace elements with the prevalence of fetal congenital heart defects: A nested case-control study. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Dec 17;912:169409. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169409. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38114028.
  • Qin XD, Zhou Y, Bloom MS, Qian ZM, Geiger SD, Vaughn MG, Chu C, Li QQ, Yang BY, Hu LW, Yu Y, Zeng XW, Dong GH. Prenatal Exposure to PFAS, Associations with Preterm Birth and Modification by Maternal Estrogen Levels: The Maoming Birth Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2023 Nov;131(11):117006. doi: 10.1289/EHP11377. Epub 2023 Nov 14. PMID: 37962440; PMCID: PMC10644897.
  •  Qu Y, Li AJ, Liu X, Lin S, Bloom MS, Wang X, Li X, Wang H, Han F, Gao X, Wu Y, Huang K, Zhuang J, Ma S, Chen J. Maternal serum neonicotinoids during early-mid pregnancy and congenital heart diseases in offspring: An exploratory study. Environ Pollut. 2023 Nov 29;342:123046. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2023.123046. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38040186.
  • Varde M*, Newman RB, Wenzel AG, Kucklick JR, Wineland RJ, Brock JW, Bloom MS. Racial disparities affect the association between gestational urinary phthalate mixtures and infant genital measures. Front Reprod Health. 2023 Dec 11;5:1304725. doi: 10.3389/frph.2023.1304725. PMID: 38146361; PMCID: PMC10749323.
  • Zeng XW, Bloom MS, Wei F, Liu L, Qin J, Xue L, Wang S, Huang G, Teng M, He B, Mao X, Chu C, Lin S, Dong GH, Tan W. Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Follicular Fluid and Embryo Quality during IVF: A Prospective IVF Cohort in China. Environ Health Perspect. 2023 Feb;131(2):27002. doi: 10.1289/EHP10857. Epub 2023 Feb 1. PMID: 36723383; PMCID: PMC9891133


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, 8/2021
  • Golden Apple Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching During the 2018-2019 Academic Year, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Foreign High-End Expert, Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health, Bureau of Foreign Experts, Republic of China
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Fulbright Romania, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Delta Omega Honor Society, University at Albany, State University of New York, Alpha-Gamma Chapter
  • Merit Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Student Prize Paper Award, Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research




  • Postdoctoral Intramural Research Trainee, Reproductive Epidemiology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology and Community Health, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Master of Science, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Cytotechnology, Albany Medical College
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University