Prof. Rodney Dietert PhD

Rodney Dietert

Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He has more than 300 scientific research publications. Rodney received his BS from Duke University and his PhD in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin. Among his authored and edited academic books are Strategies for Protecting Your Child’s Immune System, Science Sifting, and Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction, and Chronic Disease. Rodney previously directed Cornell’s Graduate Field of Immunology, the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, and the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and he has served as a Senior Fellow in the Cornell Center for the Environment. At Cornell, Rodney teaches immunology, part of the DVM curriculum, and a creative thinking/contemplative practices course for undergraduates. He also teaches workshops on tools for overcoming roadblocks for incoming Cornell students, for academic scientists, and for the general public. Rodney has received Level 2 Reiki attunements. Recently, he appeared in the 2014 award-winning documentary Microbirth. In 2015 he received the James G. Wilson Publication Award from the Teratology Society for the best paper of the year on the microbiome. His latest book is The Human Superorganism (July 2016) from Dutton Penguin Random House.