Erin M. Rees Clayton, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Investigator

SPH: Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights, Room 2657
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: 734-764-2372; Fax: 734-763-5706


Website(s): Aiello Research Group; eX-FLU Study Website

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

2010-current Research Investigator, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

2009 Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health


M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2009
Ph.D., University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG), Duke University, 2007
M.S., Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2003
B.A., Chemistry, DePauw University, 2001

Research Interests & Projects

My research interests broadly involve investigating how social, cultural, genetic, and environmental factors interact to influence experiences of health and illness particularly in children and the elderly, those at both ends of the life-course spectrum. I am interested in understanding how events early in life, such as exposure to pathogens, allergies, and vaccinations, alter chronic disease susceptibility and physical and cognitive function later in life. Currently, I am involved in research projects designed to elucidate potential life-course mechanisms that will explain demographic and socioeconomic differentials in health.

Selected Publications

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Clayton, E.M., Todd, M., Dowd, J.B., Aiello, A.E. (2011). The Impact of Bisphenol A and Triclosan on Immune Parameters in the US Population, NHANES 2003-2006 Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(3), 390-396.

Coulborn, R.M., Rees Clayton, E., Aiello, A.E. (2010). Pharmaceutical and personal care products in the environment and potential risks of emerging antibiotic resistance In Halden, R. (Ed.) Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment: Ecological and Human Health Considerations (367-382). American Chemical Society.

Rees, E.M., Thiele, D.J. (2007). Identification of a Vacuole-associated Metalloreductase and Its Role in Ctr2 mediated Intracellular Copper Mobilization. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 282(30), 21629-21638.

Nose, Y., Rees, E.M., Thiele, D.J. (2006). Structure of the Ctr1 Copper Trans'PORE'ter Reveals Novel Architecture. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 31(11), 604-607.

Rees, E.M., Lee, J., Thiele, D.J. (2004). Mobilization of Intracellular Copper Stores by the Ctr2 Vacuolar Copper Transporter. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279(52), 54221-54229.

Rees, E.M., Thiele, D.J. (2004). From Aging to Virulence: Forging Connections Through the Study of Copper Homeostasis in Eukaryotic Microorganisms. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 7(2), 175-184.

Puig, S., Rees, E.M., Thiele, D.J. (2002). The ABCDs of Periplasmic Copper Trafficking. Structure, 10(10), 1292-1295.