Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón

Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Health

Research

Dr. Mínguez-Alarcón’s research interests include the role of modifiable dietary and environmental factors in human infertility. She is currently working as data manager on the Environment and Reproductive Health (EARTH) Study, an ongoing prospective cohort established to evaluate environmental and dietary determinants of fertility among couples attending the fertility clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Mínguez-Alarcón is also investigating the relationship of prepubertal exposure to dioxins, dioxin-like compounds and lead with semen quality in a prospective cohort study on men in Chapaevsk, Russia. During her doctoral training, she studied risk factors associated with the alteration of human semen quality in the Murcia Young Men Study (MYMS), a cross-sectional study established to assess the effect of lifestyles on semen quality in young health men from Murcia, Spain. She continues to collaborate on this and other studies.