Kristal Rychlik is an Assistant Professor in the School of Exercise & Sport Science teaching in support of our Public Health Program. Dr. Rychlik is originally from Austin, Texas. Following high school, she attended Texas A&M University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2010. In 2017, she graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology with a research focus on the immune effects of prenatal exposure to particulate matter air pollution. Dr. Rychlik continued her training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she studied the effects of arsenic, the most common chemical drinking water contaminant worldwide, exposure during pregnancy on immune outcomes. In 2019, she completed her Teaching Academy Certificate and began teaching as an Instructor at Goucher College in support of their Public Health minor program. During the 2021-2022 school year, Dr. Rychlik served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Biology department at Sam Houston State University where she taught Biology courses and an Environmental Toxicology class. In 2022, she joined the UMHB family. Dr. Rychlik is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. She enjoys serving her community as a religious education teacher, a member of the Walking with Moms group and a Mom’s prayer group, and a eucharistic minister of holy communion at Christ the King Catholic Church. Dr. Rychlik and her husband live in Belton with their two sons.
Subjects TaughtCommunity & Public Health, Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease, Biostatistics (MPH), Applied Epidemiology (MPH), Proposal Writing and Grant Management (MPH)
Degrees EarnedPh.D. in Toxicology, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
- Long-Term Effects of Environmental Exposures During Pregnancy
- Impact of Environmental and Lifestyle Factors on Fertility and Fecundity