Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Graduate Students: Public Health

Marisa Patti, MHS is a second year doctoral student in the department of Epidemiology at the Brown School of Public Health. Under the guidance of her academic and research advisor Dr. Joseph M Braun, she is interested in exploring the influence of environmental exposures on child neurodevelopment. Her current work focuses on the joint interaction of pre-natal exposure to arsenic and folic acid on child neurodevelopmental and anthropometric health outcomes. It is her goal that her work may provide greater insight between multiple modifiable exposures on child health while also shedding light onto particularly vulnerable subgroups of children who may benefit from future prenatal dietary-based interventions.

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