University of New Mexico
Erdei received a PhD in Immunology from Lorand Eotvos University in Budapest, Hungary, in 2003 and a Master of Public Health from the University of New Mexico in 2010.
Dr. Erdei has been working on public health problems for her entire scientific career. She is an expert in molecular epidemiology, immunology, autoimmune molecular markers and environmental health research involving air pollution and health effects, asthma research and immune system responses during pregnancy and early childhood associated with metal exposures. Her research focuses on integrating benchtop immunology research with community participatory research approaches among underserved and underrepresented communities in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Her recent works are centered on various immunological effects of chronic, low-level exposures to uranium, mercury and other heavy metal in tribal community members in the Southwest and Midwest of United States.