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Dr. Patricia Silveyra is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health. Her research focuses on sex differences and the role of sex hormones and steroid hormone receptors in mechanisms of lung inflammation and lung disease. Dr. Silveyra earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and her PhD in Biochemistry, from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and did her postdoctoral training at Penn State College of Medicine.


In 2013, she established her independent research program as an Assistant Professor at Penn State with an NIH K12 BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers on Women’s Health) award. She later received NIH K01 and R03 awards from NHLBI. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018, before joining the School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she led the Biobehavioral Laboratory core facility for two years. In 2021, she joined Indiana University Bloomington as an Associate Professor and received an R01 award from NHLBI. Since 2022, she is the Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.


Dr. Silveyra has received numerous awards for her research, mentoring, and efforts to promote diversity in STEM and efforts to promote diversity in STEM at the local, national, and international levels. She is an advocate for underrepresented minorities and international trainees, and she serves in various national organizations and committees including the Society for Advancement of Chicanos, Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).  

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