Children’s Health and Nutrition, Adult Outcomes & Mobility

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Director: Mark M. Pitt
Collaborator: Andrew Foster
Research Theme: Environmental Resources and Population Wellbeing
Location: People's Republic of Bangladesh
Funding: NIDDK

Pitt uses innovative data methods to consider environmental-health issues in Bangladesh. This project assembles, collects and analyzes multiple rounds of survey data from Bangladesh, providing family-based and individual panel information on the long-term health and productivity effects of childhood nutritional intakes, indoor air pollution, and health interventions over a 25-year span. As part of a long-term longitudinal survey on nutrition and economic activity he has collected, among other things, toenails, which provide a record of exposure to arsenic. These data will be used to examine the health and productivity consequences of exposure to arsenic in the study population.