Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

Pediatrics-Primary Care, Environmental Medicine

On staff since October 2005

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

    • Beyond Our Walls

      Researchers at Seattle Children’s seek solutions to the cultural, societal and systemic issues that impact the health and well-being of children. ... cont.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Outstanding New Investigator Award Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health 2012
    Young Investigator Award Ambulatory Pediatrics Association 2007
    • Sathyanarayana S, Basso O, Karr CJ, Lozano P, Alavanja M, Sandler DP, Hoppin JA
      Maternal pesticide use and birth weight in the agricultural health study.
      20407994 Journal of agromedicine , 2010 Apr, : 127-36
    • Meeker JD, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH
      Phthalates and other additives in plastics: human exposure and associated health outcomes.
      19528058 Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences , 2009 July 27 : 2097-113
    • Karr CJ, Rudra CB, Miller KA, Gould TR, Larson T, Sathyanarayana S, Koenig JQ
      Infant exposure to fine particulate matter and traffic and risk of hospitalization for RSV bronchiolitis in a region with lower ambient air pollution.
      19211100 Environmental research , 2009 Apr, : 321-7
    • Sathyanarayana S
      Phthalates and children's health.
      18237855 Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care , 2008 Feb. : 34-49
    • Sathyanarayana S, Karr CJ, Lozano P, Brown E, Calafat AM, Liu F, Swan SH
      Baby care products: possible sources of infant phthalate exposure.
      18245401 Pediatrics , 2008 Feb. : e260-8
    • Sathyanarayana S, Beaudet N, Omri K, Karr C
      Predicting children's blood lead levels from exposure to school drinking water in Seattle, Washington, USA.
      17000419 Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association , 2006 Sept. : 288-92


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Keck School of Medicine at USC, Los Angeles
University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Research Description

As a pediatric environmental health specialist and member of the University of Washington Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, I conduct consults on environmental health exposures and childhood health impacts. My research interests focus on exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as phthalates and bisphenol A and their impact on reproductive development. Public concern regarding these chemicals has risen in recent years and demands current research that addresses mechanisms of action and impact on health outcomes. I also practice general pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Newborn Nursery.

About My Work

Research Focus Area

Environmental Exposures and Childhood Health Outcomes